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Roundup, der Prozess

2017 | 89 min | Recommended min. age: 16 y

Roundup® is the most widely sprayed plant protection product in the world. Forty years after its market introduction, its active substance glyphosate was classified as probably carcinogenic to humans. This documentary goes to the root of the scandal.

In 2014 alone, 825,000 tonnes of the powerful herbicide glyphosate were applied to fields and gardens. There is a great deal of concern about the dangers posed by the world’s most widely sprayed plant protection product.

The product poisoned soils, plants, animals and humans. It is everywhere: in the water, in the air, in the rain, in the earth and in our food.

The film reveals the catastrophic consequences victims in the USA, Argentina, France and Sri Lanka bear.

The thread of the documentary is the symbolic process of October 2016 in The Hague at the international Monsanto tribunal, where a citizens’ initiative accused the seed conglomerate of ecocide and crimes against humanity. The outcome of the process is a legal review which may lead to the recognition of “ecocide” as an element of international law.

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