Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science
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FEATURING CAREY GILLAM – The name Monsanto has long been linked to the proliferation of genetically modified crops, and pesticides, and also for skirting ethical bounds in order to push its products. Now, a new book by a veteran journalist lays bare Monsanto’s dirty deeds, specifically over the promotion and sale of its main pesticide Roundup, whose main ingredient Glyphosate is a dangerous toxin.
In her book Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science, former Reuters reporter Carey Gillam tells a story that she has been researching for decades, about how Monsanto has worked to suppress growing evidence of harm from the use of Glyphosate, which is now the most widely used chemical in agricultural history.
Gillam also exposes how government agencies and scientists have over the years have helped Monsanto in its quest for profits over the health of people and the planet.
Carey Gillam, veteran journalist, researcher and writer, with more than 25 years of experience covering corporate America, food, and farming. She is also a former senior correspondent for Reuters’ international news service. She is also the Director of Research for the non-profit consumer group, US Right to Know. Her new book is called Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. She just returned from a hearing at the European Parliament where she shared testimony about her work exposing Monsanto and its pesticide.