Jon Gosch

Novelist, Journalist and Freelance Editor

Posts Categorized: Pesticides

New Book Helps Protect Children from Environmental Neurotoxins

January 2018

  As an investigative journalist who has written extensively about environmental toxins, I was honored to help edit Dr. Gurian’s latest book, The Minds of Girls. Every parent can surely benefit from Dr. Gurian’s chapters about protecting children from the hazards of neurotoxins and excessive screen time/social media, two topics which are especially salient to… Read more »

Why Are Timber Companies Contaminating Our Forests with Toxic Herbicides?

November 2017

Some may protest my use of the word toxic, but what else should one call a chemical which has been proven to drastically weaken immune systems, alter an amphibian’s gender, mutate rats’ genes for generations, and which was banned by the European Union due to “ubiquitous and unpreventable water contamination?” The toxic herbicide whose destructive… Read more »

Appearance on Northwestern Outdoors Radio

October 2017

A mysterious hoof disease is steadily exterminating elk herds throughout Washington and Oregon, and many thousands of hunters, conservationists, and concerned citizens continue to believe that forestry herbicides are causing this horrendous epidemic. On November 4th, I will join John Kruse, host of Northwestern Outdoors Radio, to explain why the public’s persistent herbicide theory may… Read more »

Will WSU Study the Link Between Herbicides and Elk Hoof Disease?

October 2017

I wish my family was getting ready to go elk hunting. I wish we were shopping for supplies, setting up our camp along the Coweeman River, and maybe even doing some scouting on the weekends. Instead, my dad, my uncle, my brother and the rest of our hunting party are boycotting our Department of Fish… Read more »

Appearance on Horns and Hooks Radio

January 2016

  I was honored recently to share my insights into the issue of elk hoof disease with Horns and Hooks listeners throughout the Longview, Aberdeen and Olympia areas. Many thanks to Kelly Barnum, Rex Peterson and Colin Hamilton for having me on the show, but especially for continuing to shed light on this horrendous disease,… Read more »