Carey Gillam | An Island Press Author

Carey Gillam

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. 

Book Talk and Signing for Whitewash

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:30pm EST
Claudia Nance Rollins Building at the Emory-Rollins School of Public Health
501 Rollins Way
Atlanta, GA 30329
United States
Book Talk and Signing for “Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science”

Book Talk and Signing for “Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science”

Fifty-five years after Rachel Carson’ Silent Spring awakened the world to unchecked pesticide use, “Whitewash” illustrates how deeply we have failed to heed that warning. To learn more Island Press, Emory Department of Environmental Health, Emory Department of Sustainability Initiatives, Environment Georgia, Georgia Organics and U.S. PIRG are hosting author Carey Gilliam. For the past 20 years Carey has meticulously reported and researched the deceptions and disturbing details behind the spread of the world’s most popular pesticide: glyphosate, an active chemical ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup. 

When: November 15, 2017, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building at the Emory-Rollins School of Public Health, 501 Rollins Way, Atlanta, GA 30329

Carey Gillam at Resist! & Revitalize Our Communities Summit

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00am MST
Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation
3182 N Swan Rd
Tucson, AZ 85712
United States

National speakers reveal recently uncovered secrets about Monsanto's tactics and highlight actions citizens can take against GMOs and pesticides to protect health. Join us for information and action!

9:00 Registration, Coffee ...

National speakers reveal recently uncovered secrets about Monsanto's tactics and highlight actions citizens can take against GMOs and pesticides to protect health. Join us for information and action!

9:00 Registration, Coffee (Purple Tree Organic Acai Blends Food Truck in parking lot),

and Book Signing available Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and The Corruption of Science by Carey Gillam,Going Against GMOs by Melissa Diane Smith

9:30 Introduction: “Why We Need to Resist Monsanto”

Melissa Diane Smith, Health Journalist, Nutritionist, & Author of Going Against GMOs

10:00 “The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and The Corruption of Science” (including Q&A)

Carey Gillam, Veteran Investigative Journalist & Author of Whitewash

11:30 Books, Book Signing, Networking, & Lunch

(Non-GMO food by purchase from EnjoyaBowls and Purple Tree Food Trucks in parking lot)

1 pm “National Perspective on Local Actions” (including Q&A)

Alexis Baden-Mayer, Lawyer, Activist, & Organic Consumers Association Political Director

2:30 “Empowering Local Actions” Forum & Action Workshop

3:00 Final Q&A and Summit Conclusion with the speakers

Carey Gillam at Changing Hands - Tempe

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:30pm MST
Changing Hands Tempe
6428 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ 85283
United States

Carey Gillam: Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science...

Carey Gillam: Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science
6:30PM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Veteran journalist and researcher Carey Gillam shares the eerily familiar story of the pesticide glyphosate, and how the powerful influence of a multi-billion-dollar industry can keep consumers in the dark.


Fifty-five years after Rachel Carson and Silent Spring awakened the world to the dangers of DDT and unchecked pesticide use, veteran journalist Carey Gillam shares a new story that illustrates how deeply we have failed to heed her warning. In Whitewash, Gillam lays bare disturbing details about the 40-year push to prominence of the world's most popular pesticide: glyphosate, known commonly as Monsanto's Roundup. With Whitewash, the capstone of 20 years of meticulous reporting, Gillam shares an eerily familiar story of how the powerful influence of a multi-billion-dollar industry that works to keep consumers in the dark and regulators in check is possible. Gillam unveils secret industry communications and regulatory documents that reveal corporate ties with an extensive cast of players and efforts to censor or discredit scientists whose research contradicts business interests. It is not a feel-good story. But it's one that needs to be heard.