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The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption & One Man's Search For Justice

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, investigative journalist Carey Gillman discusses her new book, The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice. Gillamtells the story of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, a California groundskeeper who won a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Monsanto in 2018 after he was exposed to its glyphosate-herbicides and got cancer. Decades of research has connected the weed killer to cancer, but Monsanto went to great lengths to hide how dangerous it was. What has changed since this lawsuit and what does it take to hold corrupt companies accountable?

Guest:

Carey Gillam, investigative journalist, researcher for US Right to Know and author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science and The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice

Web Resources:

U.S. Right to Know

The Guardian, Carey Gillam: Court overturns EPA approval of popular herbicide made by Monsanto 

The Guardian, Carey Gillam: One man's suffering exposed Monsanto's secrets to the world

TIME, Carey Gillam: I Won a Historic Lawsuit, But May Not Live to Get the Money 

Sierra, Jonathan Hahn: Monsanto’s Big Lie About Roundup and the System That Enabled It 

 

The New York Times Magazine, George Black: The Victims of Agent Orange the U.S. Has Never Acknowledged