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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
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Whitewash
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the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science
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Carey Gillam
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eng
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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.--AMAZON
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Title
Whitewash
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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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BTCTA
Dewey number
363
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9651.9.M6
LC item number
G45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science
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the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science
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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, Carey Gillam
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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
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ocn982091883
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24 cm
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Extent
xiv, 305 pages
Isbn
9781610918329
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(OCoLC)982091883

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