Carey Gillam is a veteran journalist, researcher and writer with more than 25 years experience covering corporate news, including 17 years as a senior correspondent for Reuters international news service. She has specialty knowledge in the rise of biotech crop technology and associated pesticide product development along with the regulatory issues surrounding both. Gillam's new book "Whitewash," due on store shelves October 2017, details the harm that pervasive pesticide use is wreaking on human health and the environment. (https://islandpress.org/book/whitewash) Gillam now works as a freelance writer and researcher on food and chemical policy issues and directs research for the nonprofit consumer group U.S. Right to Know. Gillam has won several industry awards for her work and been recognized as one of the top journalists in the country covering food and agriculture. She is a frequent commentator on broadcast programs and appears at conferences to share her knowledge of hotly debated issues involving food and agriculture.