It’s been clear for years that the pesticide industry has too much influence on public officials and the policies they set. Veteran journalist Carey Gillam’s new book Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science digs into one egregious example of this: Monsanto’s (now Bayer) aggressive efforts to protect their RoundUp Ready seed and pesticide empire. Through investigative reporting, Gillam unveils Monsanto’s dubious playbook, from bankrolling supportive scientists to blackballing critics and strong-arming regulators.
Earlier this month, PAN hosted an event in Minneapolis with Carey Gillam — an evening of conversation about Whitewash and the years of reporting she has done on agrichemical corporations and the modern-day food system. Carey’s analysis of what we’re up against is too important to miss. If you weren’t able to join us in Minneapolis, you can join the discussion by viewing her presentation below: