/ 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.