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


On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with investigative journalist, Carey Gillman, author of, The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice.

Gillam tells 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?


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

Lea is a producer for Your Call on KALW Local Public Radio. She graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in 2018.
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