1st Place / 2016 / Book /

Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation

  • Prize
    Gold in Book (Series Only)/Documentary, 1st Place winner in Book (Series Only)
  • Photographer
    Mathieu Asselin
  • Credit
    Photos Mathieu Asselin Book design Ricardo Baez

Monsanto®'s dozens of Superfund sites (large contaminated sites of hight priority for the US Environmental Protection Agency) across the United States alone are affecting hundreds of communities and their environment with terrifying health and ecological consequences. The company engages in campaigns of misinformation, the persecution of institutions and individuals, including scientists, farmers and activists that dare to disclose their crimes. Monsanto® is spreading new technologies and products, while scientists, ecological institutions and human rights organization are putting out alerts for issues like public health, food safety and ecological sustainability – issues on which our future on this planet depends. This is all particularly troublesome since Monsanto® is entering a new chapter of disregard for our planet through the creation and commercialization of GMOs. Visiting its past and presents, this project aims to picture what Monsanto®'s near future will look like.