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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
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.--AMAZON
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
631.584
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9651.9.M6
LC item number
G45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Whitewash : the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science, Carey Gillam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
ocn982091883
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 305 pages
Isbn
9781610918329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610918329
  • (OCoLC)982091883
Label
Whitewash : the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science, Carey Gillam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
ocn982091883
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 305 pages
Isbn
9781610918329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610918329
  • (OCoLC)982091883

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