Renewable Farming

“Poisoned Fields” documentary offered in full High Definition by producer

Volker Barth, producer of the documentary film, “Poisoned Fields: Glyphosate, an underrated risk” sent an e-mail detailing several links you can use to view and buy this nearly hour-long, professional video which challenges regulatory authorities to focus more sharply on the risks of renewing approvals for glyphosate-containing herbicides.

Earlier, we published a brief description of the video, noting that it makes these points:

Farmland sprayed for years with Roundup and other glyphosate herbicides is losing productivity and becoming more subject to fungal disease;

Livestock fed rations with glyphosate residues are showing reproductive failures;

Soybeans imported into Europe are no longer tested for glyphosate

European farm group leadership is also linked to advisory groups for major agrochemical and seed firms

Here’s producer Volker Barth’s entire message regarding the video, which shows you how to get it.  We encourage you to download and pay $3.99 for the HD version, and to stream that video to your wide TV screen to get the full impact. This is a professionally done documentary!


Volker Barth, German film producer, at our farm in summer 2015

Dear all:
Every film is just a tiny drop in our cultural ocean, but it might summarize existing knowledge in a broadly understandable manner — and that might not hurt…

The English version of “Poisoned Fields – Glyphosate, an underrated risk?” is available online at the links below.

Even broadcasted already on public TV in Germany, it unlikely will find a brave broadcaster in the US (if they prove us wrong  – great).

Yet the info might interest consumers, farmers, scientists, agricultural and health interested people alike, and bsides this film feels this inner itch to go viral… and maybe you can and want to support it on its way.

A small highway robbery is part of this mail: A free youtube link.

The full film, in high resolution, is available in the US, and can be made in other territories whenever we get a notion of interest. In parallel we made it also available for a small price of US $2.99 and $3.99. Why?

If maybe altogether 1,500 people or more pay such a small micropayment and “purchase” a legal download  of the film – this will help to cover the costs that were involved in making the translation. If more downloads are made – this provides funds to keep up doing similar work, independent of broadcaster support. But we are also happy if you just watch and share without payment- as the more people learn about it worldwide – the more interesting it will be how to keep the current industry and governmental story alive…

Thanks again to everybody who made this film possible by sharing your knowledge prior with us – and please let us know if there are problems to view or download the film

With greetings, 
Volker Barth and the Anthro Media Team

youtube link – free (HD resolution)

vimeo download link – US $3.99 (HD resolution)

vimeo download link – US $2.99 (half HD resolution, but still very good)

video download link 2 Euros (HD resolution – European documentary platform)


Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used weed killer. Some claim it is completely harmless, others say it is a serious health hazard for man and animals. A topical investigation into a controversial substance.

Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used weed killer in farms and gardens. German soil was treated with six million kilograms in 2012 alone. Glyphosate is cheap and readily available at all wholesale garden stores. Some claim it is completely harmless, while others say it is a serious health hazard for man and animals. Large-scale studies of the herbicide have only been carried out by the industry itself. Such studies would be far too expensive for individual authorities.

But glyphosate so far only has a limited licence in Europe, and this year, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment in Germany is responsible for extending it. Now, the WHO has suddenly announced it is calling for an all-out ban on glyphosate, right in the middle of the decision-making procedure. A WHO cancer research team considers the herbicide produced by Monsanto, Syngenta and BASF to be absolutely toxic and probably carcinogenic. More and more people and animals that are exposed to the substance become ill – and there are a large number of unexplained miscarriages and deformities in humans in South America, especially in areas where glyphosate is used on large monocultures. Critical scientists have been warning of the long-term damage for years.

But their studies have not been recognised by the authorities. We ask how a substance without a tested licence in Germany has been extended for test operation since 1974, even though there has been evidence of its toxicity for the past 10 years. The film sets out in search of sick animals and humans and asks how the WHO has reached these new conclusions and what action the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment is