Whitewashing Pesticide Hazards

Investigative Journalist Carey Gillam Explains Why Toxic Pesticides Permeate Food Systems

Food safety regulations and labeling are promoted as a way to reassure the public that the food we purchase is safe.  But it it?

In her new book, Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science, Investigative Journalist Carey Gillam peels back layers of evidence that good science has been buried with partial truths that have allowed toxic chemicals into our food system.  Recently, Carey Gillam joined us for a Cultivating Victory Live interview.

In the playback, above, she discusses the importance of public awareness to ensure that policies designed for public safety are established and enforced reasonably. Carey’s thorough, pragmatic approach to uncovering facts and hearing diverse perspectives makes her synthesis of the glyphosate story a valuable contribution to what may be the most hotly contested environmental debate in agriculture and land management today.

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