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 some neighborhoods, organic produce can be inaccessible and unaffordable, but everyone has a right to food free from pesticides.
Once known as ‘the granary of the East’, Sri Lanka’s food production has suffered over recent decades, with civil war, natural disaster, and failed policy all contributing to a fall in domestic food production and a rise in imports. In 2016, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena published an ambitious three-year agricultural plan to build a ‘toxin-free nation.’ The plan reimagines the country’s agricultural future based on the principles of agroecology: an approach which prioritizes sustainable and people-centered practices over corporate profit.
The recently released documentary “Food Evolution” fails at exploring the central issue of the safety of the most common genetically engineered (GE) crops. Any reasonable discussion about the science of GMOs and the products they were designed to use must include such debate.
A team of researchers with the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) has created a series of interactive educational tools to explore the histories of widely-used pesticides, including glyphosate, dicamba, and 2,4-D.