A little more than a month ahead of a first-ever federal trial over the issue of whether or not Monsanto's popular weed killers can cause cancer, a new analysis raises troubling questions about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) handling of pertinent science on glyphosate safety.
Carey’s new book! Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science
It’s in our food, our water, our air, soil and our own bodies. It’s the most widely used herbicide in all of human history, and while farmers and homeowners alike use it regularly, this pesticide carries an array of dangers the corporations that profit from it don’t want you to know about. Whitewash makes it clear that we have forgotten the lessons Rachel Carson taught us 55 years ago — trying to dominate nature with synthetic pesticides is a recipe for health and environmental destruction. Just as Carson's story-telling vehicle was DDT, Monsanto's glyphosate herbicide, known commonly by consumers as Roundup, is the focus now. Whitewash contains many revelations not only about how pervasive this and other pesticides are now in our food production system, but how hard corporate entities like Monsanto have worked to conceal the truth.
"“Whitewash” is a gutsy, compelling read from beginning to end, especially for readers who enjoy the kind of hard-nosed, shoe-leather reporting that used to be the hallmark of great journalism." - Society of Environmental Journalists review
Winner 2018 Independent Book Publishers Award; Gold Medal Winner for "Outstanding" Work
About CareyInvestigative Journalist
Carey Gillam is a veteran journalist, researcher and writer with more than 25 years experience in the news industry covering corporate America. Since 1998, Gillam's work has focused on digging into the big business of food and agriculture. As a former senior correspondent for Reuters' international news service, and current research director for consumer group U.S. Right to Know, Gillam specializes in finding the story behind the spin; uncovering both the risks and rewards of the evolving new age of agriculture. Gillam's areas of expertise include biotech crop technology, agrichemicals and pesticide product development, and the environmental impacts of American food production. Gillam has been recognized as one of the top journalists in the country covering these issues.
Specializing in food and agriculture, Carey Gillam has all the recent news about GMOs, large-scale agriculture, and Washington DC policies