Biased Science: Roundup, Cancer, and Corporate Corruption with Carey Gillam
In this episode I speak with award-winning author and investigative journalist Carey Gillam about the story of Monsanto's notorious weedkiller Roundup, and the ongoing litigation around it's cancer-causing potential.
- Carey's latest book The Monsanto Papers
- The importance of lawsuits against Monsanto
- The lengths Monsanto went to to cover up evidence of cancer risk
- What internal documents showed about corruption and how Monsanto biased science
- The state of science journalism in mainstream media
- How corporate corruption impacts media reporting
Carey Gillam is a veteran investigative journalist with more than 25 years of experience covering corporate news, including 17 years as a senior correspondent for Reuters international. She is the author of “Whitewash- The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science,” an expose of corporate corruption in agriculture. The book won the coveted Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists in 2018. Gillam works now as Research Director for the non-profit US Right to Know and as a columnist for The Guardian. Her second book, a narrative legal thriller titled The Monsanto Papers, was released March 2. 2021. She also has contributed chapters for a text book about environmental journalism and another about pesticide use in Africa. Gillam was asked to testify before the European Parliament in 2017 about her findings and was an invited speaker at the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, France in 2019. She also has been a keynote and/or panel speaker at events and universities throughout North America, Australia, The Netherlands, Brussels, and France. Corporate powers have attempted to silence and harass Gillam. Monsanto even created a secret project aimed at discrediting Gillam, according to internal corporate documents uncovered through litigation.