Carey Gillam is a veteran journalist, researcher, and writer with more than 25 years of experience covering corporate America. A former senior correspondent for Reuters' international news service, Gillam digs deep into the big business of food and agriculture. She is currently Research Director for the nonprofit U.S. Right to Know.
"Many had waited for this book, and Gillam delivered...In a
work that evokes 'Silent Spring, ' the self-described 'Kansas girl'
closely followed the international furor over Monsanto's Roundup
herbicide...This timely and well-organized examination of
one of the world's most compelling controversies over science and
agriculture is well-researched and beautifully
written."--Rachel Carson Environment Book Award
"Journalist Gillam exposes a plethora of scientific research, legal materials, and documentary evidence recovered from corporate and government resources to paint a damning picture of the peddling of glyphosate by Monsanto and other agribusinesses...Gillam expertly covers a contentious front where corporate malfeasance intersects with issues of public health and ecology." --Publishers Weekly
"As veteran investigative journalist Gillam points out in this unsettling report on [glyphosate] and its drawbacks, most of the positive press comes from the herbicide's manufacturer, Monsanto, who, as the title suggests, 'whitewashed' the scientific data to validate its safety...This is a must-read for everyone concerned about the increasing burden of toxic chemicals in water and food, the health and environmental consequences thereof, and corporate influence on government agencies."--Booklist
"Hard-hitting, eye-opening narrative...A forceful argument for an agricultural regulatory environment that puts public interest above corporate profits."--Kirkus
"Whitewash is a gutsy, compelling read from beginning to end...a clarion call for action."--Society of Environmental Journalists
"A hard-hitting investigation."--Environment Guru
"Gillam lays out a truly frightening yet crucial narrative surrounding the use of the famous chemical [glyphosate]."--Paleo
"Must-read...Just as Rachel Carson started the environmental revolution which led to getting the dangerous pesticide DDT banned over 40 years ago...I believe [Whitewash] will have the same impact on our world."--Food Babe