The World According to Monsanto

109 min
Marie-Monique Robin

With operations in 46 countries, Monsanto has become the world leader in genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as well as one of the most controversial corporations in industrial history. Since its founding in 1901, the U.S. multinational has faced trial after trial due to the toxicity of its products. Today, it has reinvented itself as a "life sciences" company converted to the virtues of sustainable development. Calling on hitherto unpublished documents and first-hand accounts by victims, scientists and politicians, The World According to Monsanto pieces together the story of an industrial giant that, thanks in part to lies, collusion with the American government, pressure tactics and attempted corruption, has become one of the world's leading seed manufacturers, spreading GM crops worldwide with no real monitoring of their effects on nature or human health.