Q&A: Carey Gillam, Author

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Gil Gullickson, Successful Farming, January 3, 2019

Carey Gillam doesn’t mince words about glyphosate. “It’s the pesticide on our dinner plates, a chemical so pervasive it’s in the air we breathe, our water, our soil, and even found increasingly in our own bodies.”

That’s a promotional lead-in for her book Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science. It received top honors from the Society for Environmental Journalists as a Rachel Carson Environmental Book Award winner. It’s also garnered the ire of the agrichemical industry, which has criticized her work as a journalist, and now author, as biased. “The truth hits hard,” she says.

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