Carey Gillam is an American investigative journalist and the Research Director for non-profit consumer group U.S. Right to Know, an organization working toward transparency in the food system. Gillam has recently published a new book, entitled The Monsanto Papers, which exposes corruption in one of the world’s biggest pesticide producers.
A new study finds that just one week of organic eating can reduce pesticide levels in the body by an average of 60 percent.
In response to thousands of claims that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, the multinational corporation Bayer announced a new legal settlement. But according to student-led organization Herbicide-Free Campus, Bayer’s proposal falls short of protecting public health.
“The approved over-the-top use of dicamba and resulting dicamba drift has damaged millions of acres of soybean fields and countless acres of damage to other crops.”
In some neighborhoods, organic produce can be inaccessible and unaffordable, but everyone has a right to food free from pesticides.
Soil carbon sequestration is becoming a topic for farmers and politicians alike—but which conversations will distinguish sustainability from trend?
The pending Monstanto-Bayer merger will increasingly limit farmers choices while increasing the price of required agricultural inputs. Congressional candidate Austin Frerick is out to right this wrong, restore competition within the market, and save family farms.