Carey sent her bio as her introduction. She's in District 2, from Overland Park. Welcome, Carey!
Carey Gillam is a veteran investigative journalist with more than 25 years of experience covering corporate news, including 17 years as a senior correspondent for Reuters international news service. At Reuters, she specialized in covering industrial agriculture, including the products and practices of the world’s largest agrochemical companies and the related health and environmental impacts. Gillam joined the non-profit research group US Right to Know in 2016 where she researches and writes about pesticide issues. In addition to her work a research director for US Right to Know, Gillam works as a contributing writer for The Guardian and freelances for other publications. She is also a member of the Freedom of Information Task Force within the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Gillam’s ongoing reporting and writing have led her to become recognized as an international expert on corporate agriculture and the health and environmental impacts of a pesticide-dependent food system. She is the author of “Whitewash- The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science,” an expose of corporate corruption in agriculture. The book won the coveted Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists in 2018 as well as two other literary awards.
Her second book, a narrative legal thriller titled The Monsanto Papers, was released March 2. 2021. The book is described by one reviewer as blending “science and human tragedy with courtroom drama in the style of John Grisham.” Another said “Gillam has "written what I can only describe as a blockbuster, right up there with page-turning thrillers by John Grisham.”
Carey's website: CareyGillam.com.