Into the Weeds

Into the Weeds

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization, classified glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup – as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” A year later, Johnson filed a lawsuit claiming that Ranger Pro, a commercial-grade variant of Roundup, was a substantial contributing factor in causing his Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Johnson’s was the first “bellwether case” in a mass tort against Monsanto involving tens of thousands of plaintiffs: gardeners, golfers, farmers, groundskeepers, and ordinary people, following and trusting the instructions on the label.

Blending interviews, testimonials, trial footage, news coverage, and vérité, the film follows the progression of this groundbreaking lawsuit, while also stepping back to consider the systemic impact of glyphosate-based herbicides on human health, our food systems, and the biodiversity of our planet.

- Synopsis provided by Fabric Origin

Director:

  • Jennifer Baichwal

Writers:

  • Jennifer Baichwal
  • Michael McGowan

Producers:

  • Daniel Iron
  • Elizabeth Klinck
  • Geralyn White Dreyfous
  • Jennifer Baichwal
  • Nadia Tavazzani
  • Nicholas de Pencier
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