Carey Gillam on Monsanto, Cancer and the Corruption of Science

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Russell Mokhiber, Corporate Crime Reporter, September 28, 2017

Fifty-five years after Rachel Carson in Silent Spring warned about the dangers of DDT and unchecked pesticide use, a former Reuters reporter is raising the red flag about the pesticide treadmill we can’t get off of.

In Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science (Island Press, 2017) investigative journalist Carey Gillam lays bare details about the 40-year push to prominence of the world’s most popular pesticide: glyphosate, known commonly as Monsanto’s Roundup.

Gillam is currently research director at US Right to Know.

Gillam says that glyphosate is the most widely used agrichemical in history – a pesticide so pervasive it’s in our air, our water, our food, and even our own bodies.

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