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Sound Science and Sound Journalism in an Era of Fake News

Hosted by: Island Press in partnership with the Security and Sustainability Forum
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Features veteran journalist Carey Gillam, who is Research Director for the non-profit U.S. Right to Know and author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science.

Carey will be joined by Dr. Dana Barr, Environmental Health Professor at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health for a conversation on the impacts of glyphosate on our food and health and how this research serves as a case study for the importance of scientific and journalistic rigor. The discussion will be moderated by journalist Paul Thacker and will be followed by an audience question and answer session.

In this webinar, our panelists will look at the hurdles facing pesticide research as a case study for how journalists and scientists conduct their work in an era of fake news and corporate influence. The panelists’ investigations into the negative impact of glyphosate and other pesticides will illustrate the importance of seeking source documents and independent studies.

Sound Science and Sound Journalism is a major issue of our time.

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Sound Science and Sound Journalism in an Era of Fake News