You may be conscientious of the ingredients—or even the macronutrients—in the meals you eat, but what about the chemicals used during crop production of your food? For the past two decades, journalist Carey Gillam has covered American agriculture. Her book “Whitewash” chronicles what happens when agribusinesses place corporate interests over public safety. Gillam explains the potential health hazards of glyphosate, one of the most widely used herbicides, which is most commonly found in the weedkiller Roundup.
Forum Talk 3: Environmental journalists in danger
Organising Body: Council of Europe
As more journalists investigate the impacts and disclose environmentally hazardous practices, they are increasingly coming up against threats and harassment. This talk explores the ongoing dangers faced by journalists reporting on environmentalism and what can be done about them.
Afternoon lecture at Wilfrid Laurier University followed by an evening public lecture 7-8:30 p.m. The event is free but seating is limited. Research Academic Centre-West RCW 202, 150 Dalhousie St., Brantford, Ontario.
Investigative journalist Carey Gillam has spent 20 years researching and reporting on the dangers of Monsanto's Roundup, and has seen the corporation attempt to discredit scientists and journalists.
Monsanto Litigation Expert Panel
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Decades of Deceit – Author and investigative journalist Carey Gillam and Baum Hedlund lawyer Pedram Esfandiary discuss their respective work involving the revelations of decades of corporate corruption surrounding the marketing by Monsanto Co. of a popular weed killing product suspected to cause cancer. Gillam will discuss her years of work gathering documents from US regulatory agencies for her award-winning book about the company and its herbicide. Esfandiary will discuss the mass litigation involving more than 18,000 plaintiffs who are suing the former Monsanto Co., now a subsidiary of Bayer AG, over allegations that the company’s formulated herbicides cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma and the company has covered up the risks.
Sponsored by Washington University Institute for Public Health, Carey Gillam casts a critical eye on industry influence and pesticide science. 1-2 pm, Seigle 204
St. Louis on the Air host Sarah Fenske talked with investigative journalist and author Carey Gillam, who will give a presentation Friday at Washington University. Gillam has investigated the topic of agrochemical safety and corporate interests for more than 20 years.
Ticking Time Bomb? Cancer Lawsuits Mount for Monsanto Over Glyphosate