Massimo Colombo

Glyphosate, no thanks
Location: Lecco, Italy
Nationality: Italian
Biography: Based in Italy, Massimo Colombo is a freelance. Professional photographer who specializes in travel, commercial and lifestyle photography. Contributor Getty Images Creative . Active Associate A.I.R.F. ( Associazione Italiana Reporter Fotografi)... read on
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Glyphosate, no thanks
Copyright massimo colombo 2021
Date of Work 12/01/15 - Ongoing
Updated 07/29/19
Location Italy
  • • Italy, December 2015/ March 2017

I started my investigation in the province of Verona, which is characterised by an extensive use of weed killers.

I then travelled to Tuscany, where a vast area of ‘biodistricts’ (where farmers come together and decide to cultivate adjacent fields following organic practices) is being created. Lastly, I went to Abruzzo, where I had the chance to talk with a doctor who has been studying environmental diseases for years.

I came into contact with people (farmers, winemakers, doctors, agricultural advisors) who propose alternatives to chemicals in farming. I took portraits of every person I met and interviewed them. The result is a video explaining what glyphosate is, what its negative effects on human health and the environment are, and why many farmers want it to be banned.

Massimo Colombo

*watch the video in the queue, thanks.

• Italia, Dicembre 2015 / Marzo 2016

Ho iniziato ad interessarmi all’uso di erbicidi sul territorio italiano da parte di agricoltori e viticoltori convenzionali.

Partendo dalla zona di Verona, dove c’è un alto consumo di erbicidi, passando dalla Toscana dove si stanno creando biodistretti,
fino in Abruzzo per sentire un dottore che da anni si occupa delle patologie ambientali.

Sono venuto a contatto con persone che proponevano l’alternativa all’uso dei prodotti chimici in agricoltura.

Ho fatto ad ognuno di loro un ritratto nei luoghi in cui lavorano ed una breve intervista.

Il risultato è un breve video inchiesta dove viene spiegato cos’è il glifosato, quali sono gli effetti sulla salute e sull’ambiente e il perché molti agricoltori vorrebbero che ne sia vietato l’uso.

Massimo Colombo

*guarda il video in coda, grazie.


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