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Whitewash: Crops, Corruption and Cancer

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Glyphosate is the most widely used weed-killer in the world. It’s the active ingredient in Roundup, the flagship agricultural herbicide sold by Monsanto, and it’s used in more than 130 countries including Australia. Glyphosate is in our parks, gardens, golf-courses and playgrounds. And it’s in our food and water.

Veteran investigative journalist Carey Gillam has spent decades exploring the links between big business, biotech and agriculture in America. In her new book, Whitewash, she looks into the growing body of research about glyphosate’s health risks – and reveals the legal and marketing strategies Monsanto has employed to prevent and conceal damaging revelations about their product.

With Sally Warhaft, this tenacious Kansas-based journalist will talk corporate power, public health and reporting Roundup.

Our bookseller at this event will be Dymocks Bendigo.

Presented in partnership with Bendigo Writers Festival.

Featuring

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more

Carey Gillam

Carey Gillam is a veteran journalist, researcher, and writer with more than 25 years’ experience in the news industry covering corporate America. She is currently Research Director for the nonprofit, U.S. Right to Know. Her first book, Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Cor... Read more

Location

Strategem Studio at Ulumbarra Theatre

10 Gaol Rd, Bendigo VIC 3550

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