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06.28.2018 | Carey Gillam signs and discusses “Whitewash” | Free

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


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”!

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.

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.

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