FACTS FROM THE FILM

• In 1996, the Argentinian government authorized the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) based on studies done by chemical giant, Monsanto.

• The World Health Organization has categorized Roundup as “probably carcinogenic.” (Source: World Health Organization, 2015)

• In the town of Cordoba, Argentina, a hub of transgenic soybean, anti-Monsanto graffiti covers the streets, and a farmer was sentenced to prison in 2012 for aerial spraying glyphosate within 2500 meters of a populated area. In the district, there were 16 cases of leukemia out of only 5000 residents. (National average is 1 or 2 cases per 100,000 and the U.S. rate of leukemia is 6.7 per 100,000 men and women per year).

• The Mothers of Ituzaingo had blood tests done in Buenos Aires on their children. Three out of four had agrochemicals in their blood: pesticides, chromium, lead and arsenic.

• The Ituzaingo, Argentinian government advised families that they would only improve the water, if the families signed away their right to sue for the previously polluted water.

• Today, every year, more than 300 million liters (80 million gallons) of glyphosate is used on Argentinian soil. (Source: Linda Pressly, BBC, 2014)

• Tobacco farmers in Argentina are not given information about risks and safe handling of the agrochemicals they are required to use on their tobacco. 

• Tobacco farmers cannot stop growing Tobacco, as their social security is tied to their job, and they would be unable to provide care for their disabled children if they ceased growing the tobacco and spraying Roundup.

• To get their tobacco certified by tobacco giant Philip Morris, the farmers must purchase and use the GMO products and herbicides like Roundup, or else their crops will not meet the standard.

• According to the World Health Organization, three million people are poisoned annually worldwide by pesticides. (Source: Claire Meeghan, The Guardian, 2013)

• Agrochemicals are worth 40 billion dollars a year to chemical and agricultural companies like Monsanto. (Estimates say agrochemical market worth will reach $308.92 billion by 2025) (Source: Grand View Research, 2017)

• Argentinian locations in the film: Misiones Province, Buenos Aires Province, Cordoba.

Formatting/Tech Specs:

  • Running Time: 55 MINS | Genre: Documentary
  • Sound Mix: Stereo | Ratio: 16x9, HD
  • Language: In English and Spanish Subtitles
  • UPC#: 881394126626 | Catalog: CLS1266
  • SRP: $19.95

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