Michael Hansen
Key Player

Research Associate, The Consumer Policy Institute (of Consumers Union of the United States)Michael Hansen is a researcher and spokesperson for the Consumer Policy Institute, a division of the Consumers Union of the United States (the same organization that publishes Consumer Reports magazine). Hansen currently works on biotechnology issues and has become a visible opponent to genetic engineering in agriculture. Despite his ideological biases, Hansen is frequently quoted by mainstream media outlets as an impartial scientific expert on the subject of mad cow disease. He is also the author of Biotechnology and Milk: Benefit or Threat?