ARTE FRANCE, IMAGE ET COMPAGNIE
German, English, French
NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD
An investigation into the Saint Louis giant and the recent developments it has made in biotechnology and seed control.
Since its beginnings in 1901, the Monsanto empire has been built upon on the manufacture of chemical products that have ended up being banned from the market. Every time, the multinational has lied, hidden or doctored studies that demonstrate the harmfulness of its products. It has had proceedings brought against it and been ordered to pay hefty fines, but that has not stopped its irresistible ascension.
Today, it is the world leader in GMO production. The transgenic seeds it markets are resistant to the powerful herbicide, Roundup, its landmark product for twenty years.