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What are the health effects of Monsanto's weed killer Roundup?


On this edition Your Call’s One Planet Series, journalist Carey Gillam joins us to discuss her new book Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science.

She says health experts around the world recognize that pesticides like Monsanto’s Roundup are a major contributor to a range of health problems, but by concealing the truth and manipulating public opinion, they have successfully put even more pesticides on the market. What are the consequences of putting corporate interests and profits ahead of public health and the environment?


Carey Gillam, veteran journalist, research director for US Right to Know, and author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science

Web Resources:

Carey Gillam

Huffington Post: Internal EPA Documents Show Scramble For Data On Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide

Sacramento Bee: Don’t let EPA and Monsanto hide the truth on Roundup

Reuters: Arkansas Restricts Controversial Monsanto, BASF Farm Chemical


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.