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Pollinators And Power

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Today I am talking with Carey Gillam, author and an investigative journalist for 25 years both with Reuters and The Guardian. She is also the researcher director for US Right to Know, the most effective non-profit research organization exposing how corporate funding of Public agricultural Universities like UC Davis and Uni of Florida corrupt the research about the danger of agro chemicals. Her research of industrial agricultural practices and the chemicals it requires has taken her throughout rural America. She has spent time with row crop farmers, ranchers, vegetable growers and orchard operators from the Dakotas to Texas, and from California to the Southeast. She has been welcomed inside the high-tech laboratories, greenhouses and corporate offices of some of the largest U.S. agribusinesses. And she has spent countless hours interviewing key U.S. regulators, academics, lawmakers, and scientists. With years of this behind-the-scenes reporting, Gillam has developed deep insight into the risks and rewards of the modern-day food system, and hopes to share that knowledge with others who care about the food they eat and feed to their families. Carey has just finished her second book, The Monsanto Papers; Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption and One Mans Search for Justice. To Quote a Barnes and Noble review, “With enough money and influence, could a company endanger its customers, hide evidence, manipulate regulators, and get away with it all—for decades?”