Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation by Mathieu Asselin - STOCK EXCHANGE
TOBE Gallery
1088 Budapest
Bródy Sándor u. 36.
26 October 2018
8 December 2018
25 October, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Opening speech by:
András Szöllősi-Nagy
Mathieu Asselin

Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation by Mathieu Asselin - STOCK EXCHANGE

In a meticulous 5-year investigation, supported by archival documentation, court files, personal letters, company memorabilia and photographs, Mathieu Asselin presents the reckless history of the growth of the global biotechnology corporation Monsanto. Best known as the leading manufacturer of insecticides DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange and genetically engineered seeds, Monsanto’s practices and products have caused devastating human, ecological and economic impacts throughout the company’s long history. Asselin conducted extensive research, travelling through Vietnam and the United States of America to find the people and places dramatically affected by the products manufactured and sold by Monsanto. In this hard-hitting documentation, Asselin exposes the global company’s practices and their cynical efforts to change their negative public image through children’s TV shows and marketing campaignsBayer AG. For his presentation, Mathieu wanted to evidence the next chapter of the Monsanto saga, something he was not able to include in the book. This new element focuses on the corporation's merger with pharmaceutical giant, Bayer AG and its connection to and influence on the stocks and shares of each company.