Into The Weeds – Glyphosate Documentary Causes A Stir

Posted on Apr 29 2022 - 12:11am by Sustainable Pulse

Dewayne Johnson, a Bay Area groundskeeper, suffered from rashes in 2014 and wondered if they were caused by the herbicide he’d been using for the past couple years. As his health deteriorated, Johnson became the face of a David-and-Goliath legal battle to hold a multi-national agrochemical corporation accountable for a product with allegedly misleading labelling.

Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide, has been a signature product for the multinational agrochemical corporation for over four decades.

Used by industrial farms, golf courses and suburban homeowners with a grudge against dandelions, it is sold in more than 130 nations. Scientists raised concerns about its environmental impact and carcinogenic properties, but the deep-pocketed corporation’s lawyers, lobbyists and marketers deflected numerous studies and disputed the findings.

Adding to her award-winning body of work centred on our strained relationship with the natural world, acclaimed director Jennifer Baichwal follows Johnson through his battle, setting his personal journey against a global environmental crisis.

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  1. Nan Wile May 9, 2022 at 15:27 - Reply

    I have been working with my local Board of Health for 3 years to mandate regulations on a Glyphosate ban. They are for it. I have shared the trailer of “Into the Weeds” with them and they want to view the whole film.
    Please get back to me.

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