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Michael Hansen

Michael Hansen

Science Advisory Board

Areas of Expertise

Biology and ecology
Integrated pest management
Food safety and environmental health policy
Mad cow disease, GMOs, antibiotics in animal feed

Michael Hansen


Michael Hansen has been a member of Consumers Union science team for more than 20 years, working on food safety issues. He has a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan, and an undergraduate from Northwestern University. Additionally, Dr. Hansen conducted post-graduate research at the University of Kentucky and field research in Mexico on agricultural biotech and pest management. He works to develop policy, communicate with the public and the media, and testify before government agencies about food safety and environmental health, including pesticide use. For more, see Dr. Hansen’s staff page at Consumers Reports.

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