CHILDREN OF THE VINE is a deeply unsettling investigation into the controversial herbicide Roundup and its impact on public health. With 3.6 billion pounds of Roundup sprayed annually on crops grown in the U.S., CHILDREN OF THE VINE couldn’t be more timely. At the center of this controversy is glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup. How did glyphosate become so pervasive that it’s in our air, water, soil, food and routinely found in our bodies? And why are countries banning Roundup while U.S. farmers use more of it than any other country in the world? From America’s heartland in Lone Jack, Missouri to Bakersfield, California, award winning filmmaker Brian Lilla speaks with both farmers who depend on Roundup and those who are paying the ultimate price for spraying it. In the end, CHILDREN OF THE VINE reveals a growing movement of organic, biodynamic and regenerative land management practices that are positively affecting agriculture and the environment. Completed in 2022, CHILDREN OF THE VINE is seeking support for a national screening campaign that inspires communities to shift away from Roundup and embrace alternatives that heal soil health and support healthier communities.

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