Listen to the archived show: Investigative journalist Carey Gillam, author of “Whitewash,” on glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup) that is found in the air, water, soil and our bodies



Join us for Wild Horse Wednesdays®, for a special show on Friday morning, Nov. 17, 2017

Listen to the archived show (HERE!)

This show will be archived so you can listen to it anytime.

Our guest is Carey Gillam, an investigative journalist, a former senior correspondent for Reuters’ international news service, a Research Director for U.S. Right to Know (a consumer group whose mission is: “Pursuing Truth and Transparency in America’s Food System”), a Board Member of Justice Pesticides and a contributor to Huffington Post.

In Whitewash, Carey Gillam uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture, exposing new evidence of corporate influence. Gillam introduces readers to farm families devastated by cancers which they believe are caused by the chemical, and to scientists whose reputations have been smeared for publishing research that contradicted business interests. Readers learn about the arm-twisting of regulators who signed off on the chemical, echoing company assurances of safety even as they permitted higher residues of the pesticide in food and skipped compliance tests. Gillam reveals secret industry communications that pull back the curtain on corporate efforts to manipulate public perception.

Whitewash is more than an exposé about the hazards of one chemical or even the influence of one company. It’s a story of power, politics, and the deadly consequences of putting corporate interests ahead of public safety.

Carey Gillam’s website is careygillam.com

This show will be hosted by Debbie Coffey (V.P. and Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs) of Wild Horse Freedom Federation.

To contact us: ppj1@hush.com


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6/21/17 – Bonnie Gestring, Northwest Circuit Rider for Earthworks, on contamination of U.S. waters in perpetuity, caused by mining. Bonnie is co-author of the report Polluting the Future: How mining companies are polluting our nation’s waters in perpetuity. Listen HERE.

9/27/17 – Stephen Nash, the author Grand Canyon for Sale.” An extraordinarily powerful few are controlling public lands that belong to all Americans. Grand Canyon For Sale is a carefully researched investigation of the precarious future of America’s public lands: our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and wildernesses. Listen HERE.

10/4/17 – Sam Jojola, a former Deputy Resident Agent-in-Charge for U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) Office of Law Enforcement, on wildlife trafficking, trophy hunting, Safari Club International, the poisoning of birds by the mining industry and kill permits for the wind energy industry. Listen HERE.

11/1/17 – George Wuerthner, Exec. Director of Public Lands Media (a project of the Earth Island Institute), Vice Pres. of the Board of Directors for Western Watersheds Project and author of 38 books, on the multiple ways that the livestock industry impacts the West. Listen HERE.

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  1. This is a fascinating and frightening radio show. I suggest that everyone take the time to listen and learn and also to do your best to head toward organic and homegrown food products … it’s not easy but well worth it not only for us personally but for our mother earth.


  2. Finally getting a chance to listen to this excellent show.
    WHERE do we start?
    Roundup Herbicide Is Endocrine Disruptor in Human Cells at Drinking Water Levels
    March 19, 2015

    Fiona Young*, Dao Ho, Danielle Glynn and Vicki Edwards
    Department of Medical Biotechnology, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

    The toxicity of the active molecule in herbicides has been used to determine safe concentrations, because other components are considered inert. Roundup, which
    contains the active molecule Glyphosate, was described as an endocrine disrupter because non-cytotoxic concentrations inhibited progesterone synthesis in vitro.
    Human chorioplacental JAr cells synthesise progesterone, and increase synthesis when stimulated by chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), or the transduction molecule
    JAr cells were exposed to two Roundup formulations, and compared with the same concentrations of glyphosate ± cAMP, or ± hCG for 1, 4, 24, 48 or 72h. The
    surviving viable cells were quantified using an MTT assay, and progesterone was measured in an ELISA.
    hCG and cAMP stimulated progesterone synthesis by cells in vitro as expected. In contrast to previous reports, JAr cell death preceded decreased progesterone
    synthesis, and steroidogenesis was unaffected by low, non-cytotoxic concentrations of Roundup or glyphosate. Roundup was more cytotoxic than glyphosate alone;
    the 24h EC50 was 16mM for glyphosate, but 0.008mM when glyphosate was in a 7.2g/L Roundup formulation. Significant cytotoxicity was caused by glyphosate
    in Roundup (p<0.01) after 24h, and cytotoxicity was observed in vitro after exposure toa range of concentrations comparable to the Australian Drinking Water
    Endocrine disruption effects were secondary to cytotoxicity. Roundup was more cytotoxic than the same concentration of glyphosate alone, indicating that the other
    constituents of the herbicide are not inert. There is a compelling need to conduct in vivo studies to characterise the toxicity of glyphosate in a Roundup formulation,
    to facilitate re-evaluation of existing public health guidelines.

    Click to access IPTG-1-104.pdf


  3. AND THEN…there’s Monsanto on our Public Lands
    The link no longer works. It now leads to a blank page on the BLM website:


    GARY F. HARTNELL, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri

    NORMAN R. SCOTT (Chair), Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (Emeritus)
    PEGGY F. BARLETT, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    HAROLD L. BERGMAN, University of Wyoming, Laramie
    SUSAN CAPALBO, Oregon State University, Corvallis
    GAIL CZARNECKI-MAULDEN, Nestle Purina PetCare, St. Louis, Missouri
    RICHARD A. DIXON, University of North Texas, Denton
    GEBISA EJETA, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    ROBERT B. GOLDBERG, University of California, Los Angeles
    FRED GOULD, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
    GARY F. HARTNELL, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri
    GENE HUGOSON, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
    MOLLY M. JAHN, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    ROBBIN S. JOHNSON, Cargill Foundation, Wayzata, Minnesota
    JAMES W. JONES, University of Florida, Gainesville
    A.G. KAWAMURA, Solutions from the Land, Washington, DC
    STEPHEN S. KELLEY, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
    JULIA L. KORNEGAY, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
    PHILIP E. NELSON, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (Emeritus)
    CHARLES W. RICE, Kansas State University, Manhattan
    JIM E. RIVIERE, Kansas State University, Manhattan
    ROGER A. SEDJO, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC
    KATHLEEN SEGERSON, University of Connecticut, Storrs
    MERCEDES VAZQUEZ-AÑON, Novus International, Inc., St. Charles, Missouriqu

    Click to access NAS%20Review%20of%20Proposals.pdf


  4. Monsanto Lovin’ “Conservation” Cowboys push to Kill Wild Horses
    by Debbie Coffey, Director of Wild Horse Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation
    October 2012
    Reprinted from the pages of the PPJ Gazette

    When representatives of Conservation Districts with ties to Monsanto attended the last Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting, they not only pushed for the roundup of wild horses & burros, they pushed to have the wild horses & burros sold for slaughter.


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