The film The World According to Monsanto is a shocking illustration of the influence and power of this multinational in manipulating the farming and food chain business.

It describes how the Monsanto pharmaceuticals company has sewn up the Maize market, in particular in the US, with a deadly combination of pesticide and Round-Up ready genetically modified maize.

The GM maize has a higher output per hectare but does not produce seeds for the following year and thus obliges farmers to buy their seed for planting each year.