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. She is currently Research Director for the nonprofit U.S. Right to Know.

Carey Gillam at Prairie Lights

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm CST
Prairie Lights
15 S. Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
United States

Webinar: Sound Science and Sound Journalism in an Era of Fake News

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 1:15pm EST

Sound Science and Sound Journalism in an Era of Fake News Wednesday, January 31, 2018 1:15 PM – 2:15 EST

Sound Science and Sound Journalism in an Era of Fake News
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 1:15 PM – 2:15 EST

Island Press, in partnership with the Security and Sustainability Forum, will be hosting a webinar featuring veteran journalist Carey Gillam, who is Research Director for the non-profit U.S. Right to Know and author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. On January 31 at 1:15 PM EST Carey will be joined by Dr. Dana Barr, Environmental Health Professor at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health for a conversation on the impacts of glyphosate on our food and health and how this research serves as a case study for the importance of scientific and journalistic rigor. The discussion will be moderated by journalist Paul Thacker and will be followed by a question and answer session.

Whitewash with Busboys and Poets Books

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:30pm EST
Busboys and Poets 5th and K
1025 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

Join Island Press and Busboys and Poets for a conversation and book signing with journalist Carey Gillam. Fifty-five years after Rachel Carson’ Silent Spring awakened the world to unchecked pesticide...

Join Island Press and Busboys and Poets for a conversation and book signing with journalist Carey Gillam. 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. Carey Gillam lays bare disturbing details about decades of deception behind the spread of the world’s most popular pesticide: glyphosate, known commonly as Monsanto’s Roundup. The reality is that this chemical endangers our environment and is pervasive in fruits, vegetables, bread, and even drinking water. The capstone of 20 years of meticulous reporting, Whitewash lays out the dangerous consequences of putting corporate profits ahead of public safety.