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Patricia Wu is the vice president and managing director of C&M International, a global government relations, public affairs, and public policy consulting firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Singapore. C&M International is an affiliate of Crowell & Moring, a law firm with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai, Brussels, London, and Doha.

Cosmetics, food, and other products sold by retailers often contain ingredients based on R&D conducted on plant and animal DNA/RNA or “genetic resources.” But what retailers, manufacturers, and others in the supply chain may not know is the ultimate origin of those genetic resources. They may need to start paying attention.
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