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.
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.
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I would like to know if anything is being done about the GMO SEEDS THAT grows all food . I know the herbicide and pesticide are in the seeds that grows all of our food and even in the poor animals . I know that organic is the best thing to buy. This is the largest issue not just the land being poisoned, but food , people are taking that poison directly into the body and people don’t know about the food . only a handful of the people like myself. I only buy organic food and other products for my home or NO GMO CERTIFIED. When will the whole truth be exposed to the world? Thanks 😊