Whitewash

The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science

Authors: Gillam, Carey

  • Based on original investigative reporting and exceptional sources
  • Reveals new evidence of industry efforts to manipulate science
  • llustrates the strength of corporate power over food and environmental regulators
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In this volume, the author uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture, exposing new evidence of corporate influence. The author introduces readers to farm families devastated by cancers which they believe are caused by the chemical, and to scientists whose reputations have been smeared for publishing research that contradicted business interests. Readers learn about the arm-twisting of regulators who signed off on the chemical, echoing company assurances of safety even as they permitted higher residues of the pesticide in food and skipped compliance tests. And, in startling detail, the author reveals secret industry communications that pull back the curtain on corporate efforts to manipulate public perception.

About the authors

Carey Gillam is a veteran journalist, researcher, and writer with more than twenty-five 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 a current contract researcher and freelance writer, 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 experience 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.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Whitewash
Book Subtitle
The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Carey Gillam
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-833-6
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-833-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 305
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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