Author of Whitewash, largely responsible for the EU banning glyphosate.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is the most widely used weed killer in the world. It has been linked to a wide array of human health and environmental problems, including cancers, kidney and liver problems, reproductive concerns and more. Because it is so widely used in farming, residues of this weed killer commonly contaminate much of the food we eat, including breads, cereals, crackers, and even honey.
Longtime journalist Carey Gillam has been reporting and writing about Monsanto and its best-selling pesticide for 20 years and has been responsible for exposing how Monsanto and chemical industry allies have worked to convince the public and regulators that its product is safe, while suppressing evidence of harm.
Seminar attendees will hear about Gillam's new book Whitewash and 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 herbicide in food and skipped compliance tests. And they'll learn how the chemical industry has enlisted an army of academic soldiers to help manipulate the scientific record regarding this chemical and others in ways that protect corporate profits over public safety.