The World According to Monsanto is the fruit of French director Marie-Monique Robin’s extensive investigation into Monsanto, one of the world’s most powerful corporations. It is also one of the world’s most controversial corporations, giving Robin plenty to tackle in her documentary.
From genetically modified organisms to Agent Orange, The World According to Monsanto takes on cases from around the world, exposing how Monsanto deploys ethically questionable tactics to suppress complaints and lawsuits that target the company.
Particularly compelling are Robin’s travels to India and how Monsanto has negatively impacted farmers there. The film also features many well-known scholars and environmental activists, including Jeremy Rifkin and Vandana Shiva.
The film offers a comprehensive look at Monsanto’s dominant position in the agricultural industry and their dubious products and practices involving, in particular, genetically engineered crops, Agent Orange, and Bovine Growth Hormone.