The World According to Monsanto is based on Robin’s three-year long investigation into the US agricultural giant Monsanto corporation’s practices around the world. The World According to Monsanto is also a book written by Marie-Monique Robin winner of the Rachel Carson Prize (a Norwegian prize for female environmentalists). The documentary reports many controversies surrounding the use and promotion of genetically modified seeds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Agent Orange, and bovine growth hormone. Cases in the United States (including Anniston, Alabama), Canada, India, Mexico, Paraguay, the United Kingdom and France, are explored, pointing out along the way how the corporation’s collusion with governments, pressure tactics, suppression and manipulation of scientific data, and extra-legal practices aided the company’s attempts at dominating global agriculture, according to the documentary. Scientists, representatives of the United States Food and Drug Administrationand the United States Environmental Protection Agency, civil society representatives, victims of the company’s activities, lawyers, and politicians are interviewed. Topics addressed include PCB chemical pollution in Anniston, Alabama, the suppression of scientific studies over the adoption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Scotland, and the bovine growth hormonecontroversy. The film makes the case for environmental degradation and declining global food security through the colonization of indigenous land races by transgenic seeds produced by Monsanto. Originally released in French as Le monde selon Monsanto. Documentary 2008.
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