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 Left Bank Books

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 7:00pm CDT
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave.
St Louis, MO 63108
United States

Left Bank Books welcomes veteran journalist Carey Gillam, who will sign and discuss her new book, ...

Left Bank Books welcomes veteran journalist Carey Gillam, who will sign and discuss her new book, Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science!

Fifty-five years after Rachel Carson and Silent Spring awakened the world to the dangers of DDT and unchecked pesticide use, a new story illustrates how deeply we have failed to heed her warning. In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey 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. The capstone of 20 years of meticulous reporting, Whitewash is an eerily familiar story of the dangerous consequences of putting corporate profits ahead of public safety, and Gillam is relentless in her search for truth—a champion for the health of our planet and ourselves, and a stalwart defender of the public’s right to know.

“Reads like a mystery novel..I am hopeful that Carey’s book will be a wake-up call for more transparency about the dangers surrounding many chemicals in the marketplace.” —Erin Brockovich

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Whitewash from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. 

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.