The World According to Monsanto
Or how the genetically modified organism or GMO‘s regulation were determined by politics rather than science, how natural crops – and people – are contaminated, and more.
In March 2008, award winner French journalist and film maker Marie-Monique Robin‘s documentary The World According to Monsanto was aired on the Arte network in France and Germany. It was a co-production between Arte and the National Film Board of Canada.
Present in forty-six countries, Monsanto has become the world leader in GM crops, as well as becoming one of the most controversial companies in industrial history. Since its foundation in 1901, the firm has faced trial after trial because of the toxicity of its products. Today it has reinvented itself as a “life sciences” company which has been converted to the virtues of sustainable development.
Using hitherto unpublished documents and the testimonies of victims, scientists and politicians, The World according to Monsanto pieces together the origins of an industrial empire, built upon lies, collusion with the American government, pressure and attempted corruption, which has become the world’s leading seed manufacturer, spreading GM crops worldwide – amid a lack of any proper controls with respect to their effects on nature and human health.