Michael Hansen

Senior Scientist, Consumers Union

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Senior scientist at Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, and an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization

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In much of the world, genetically engineered crops, including soybeans, corn and canola, are part of the basic diet.

From Genetically Modified Crops to Fish and Farm Animals

In much of the world, genetically engineered crops, including soybeans, corn and canola, are part of the basic diet.

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