Thursday, June 28, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes veteran journalist Carey Gillam, who will sign and discuss her new book, Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science!
Fifty-five years after Rachel Carson and Silent Spring awakened the world to the dangers of DDT and unchecked pesticide use, a new story illustrates how deeply we have failed to heed her warning. In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam lays bare disturbing details about the 40-year push to prominence of the world’s most popular pesticide: glyphosate, known commonly as Monsanto’s Roundup. The capstone of 20 years of meticulous reporting, Whitewash is an eerily familiar story of the dangerous consequences of putting corporate profits ahead of public safety, and Gillam is relentless in her search for truth—a champion for the health of our planet and ourselves, and a stalwart defender of the public’s right to know.
“Reads like a mystery novel..I am hopeful that Carey’s book will be a wake-up call for more transparency about the dangers surrounding many chemicals in the marketplace.” —Erin Brockovich
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Whitewash from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Pre-order your copy here!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.