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The Resource Whitewash : the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science, Carey Gillam

Whitewash : the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science, Carey Gillam

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Whitewash : the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science
Title
Whitewash
Title remainder
the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science
Statement of responsibility
Carey Gillam
Title variation
White wash
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Language
eng
Summary
"It's the pesticide on our dinner plates, a chemical so pervasive it's in the air we breathe, our water, our soil, and even found increasingly in our own bodies. Known as Monsanto's Roundup by consumers, and as glyphosate by scientists, the world's most popular weed killer is used everywhere from backyard gardens to golf courses to millions of acres of farmland. For decades it's been touted as safe enough to drink, but a growing body of evidence indicates just the opposite, with research tying the chemical to cancers and a host of other health threats. In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture, exposing new evidence of corporate influence. Gillam introduces readers to farm families devastated by cancers which they believe are caused by the chemical, and to scientists whose reputations have been smeared for publishing research that contradicted business interests. Readers learn about the arm-twisting of regulators who signed off on the chemical, echoing company assurances of safety even as they permitted higher residues of the pesticide in food and skipped compliance tests. And, in startling detail, Gillam reveals secret industry communications that pull back the curtain on corporate efforts to manipulate public perception. Whitewash is more than an exposé about the hazards of one chemical or even the influence of one company. It's a story of power, politics, and the deadly consequences of putting corporate interests ahead of public safety."--Dust jacket flap
Summary
In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture. Gillam explores the global debate over the safety of a pesticide so pervasive that it is found in our cereals, snacks, and even in our urine. Known as Monsanto’s Roundup by consumers and as glyphosate by scientists, the world’s most popular weed killer is sold as safe enough to drink, but Gillam’s research shows that message has been carefully crafted to conceal a host of dangers. Whitewash is more than an expose about the hazards of one chemical. It’s a story of power, politics, and the deadly consequences of putting corporate interests ahead of public safety
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10599444
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Gillam, Carey
Dewey number
363.17
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Monsanto Company
  • Pesticides and wildlife
  • Pesticide residues in food
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticides
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Agricultural innovations
Target audience
adult
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the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science
Label
Whitewash : the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science, Carey Gillam
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-293) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : A silent stalker -- What killed Jack McCall? -- An award-winning discovery -- The "roundup ready" rollout -- Weed killer for breakfast -- Under the microscope -- Spinning the science -- A poisoned paradise -- Angst in Argentina -- Uproar in Europe -- When weeds don't die, but butterflies do -- Under the influence -- Seeking solutions
Control code
000060937362
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 305 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781642830422
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982091883
Label
Whitewash : the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science, Carey Gillam
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : A silent stalker -- What killed Jack McCall? -- An award-winning discovery -- The "roundup ready" rollout -- Weed killer for breakfast -- Under the microscope -- Spinning the science -- A poisoned paradise -- Angst in Argentina -- Uproar in Europe -- When weeds don't die, but butterflies do -- Under the influence -- Seeking solutions
Control code
000060937362
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 305 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781642830422
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982091883

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