Guest Carey Gillam is a long-time investigative journalist and currently Research Director with U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit organization working for transparency and accountability in our nation’s food system. Her most recent book is Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. You can find out more about her and her work at her website here
From her recent article on the Monsanto trial for The Guardian:
"On Monday, a federal court hearing in San Francisco ... turn[ed] a public spotlight on to the science surrounding the safety of one of the world’s most widely used pesticides, a weedkilling chemical called glyphosate that has been linked to cancer and is commonly found in our food and water, even in our own bodily fluids. Given the broad health and environmental implications tied to the use of this pesticide, we would be well served to pay attention."
Opening song: "The Monsanto Years" by Neil Young, from the album of the same name. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix7dsGTpYvI