The Monsanto Papers A Conversation about Cancer and Accountability

Herbicide Free Campus and Island Press webinar
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 1:30pm EDT

Lee Johnson was just an average middle-aged husband and father until a terminal cancer diagnosis after a large exposure to the weed killer Roundup thrust him into a global debate over the safety of Monsanto’s popular product. Lee became the first person to take Monsanto to court and prove that Monsanto’s 40-year-old Roundup products cause a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

In this webinar, journalist and “The Monsanto Papers” author Carey Gillam discusses the many unexpected twists and turns that went on behind the scenes of the historic case that helped force Monsanto owner Bayer AG into an $11 billion settlement. Lee Johnson speaks about his battle both to fight cancer and the giant chemical company. Attorney Michael Miller will discusses how the case was fought, and eventually won. Mackenzie Feldman moderated our discussion and talked about how her organization, Herbicide-Free Campus, works to eliminate herbicides from college campuses across the U.S.

This webinar is co-hosted by Island Press and Herbicide Free Campus.

Panelists include:

  • • Lee Johnson, former school groundskeeper and winner of Monsanto litigation
  • • Carey Gillam, journalist and author of “Whitewash” and “The Monsanto Papers”
  • • Michael Miller, Founding partner with The Miller Firm LLC
  • • Mackenzie Feldman, Founder and Executive Director of Herbicide-Free Campus