Currently most famous for his role as the huge angry green man, the Hulk, Mark Ruffalo gained sympathies among several prominent celebrity figures such as Russell Brand, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jim Carrey after he openly spoke about Monsanto’s truth.
Namely, Ruffalo told off the CEO of Monsanto, Hugh Grant, in the Green Room at CBS, while Ruffalo was waiting to do a segment for his new movie, “Spotlight“. He blaimed Grant that his company is the reason for the many illnesses we face today.
“You are wrong. You are engaged in monopolizing food. You are poisoning people. You are killing small farms. You are killing bees. What you are doing is dead wrong.” Likely taken a bit aback, Grant responded: “Well, what I think we are doing is good.”
When Ruffalo was told that Monsanto needs to do a better job with their messaging, the actor responded:
“Hugh, it’s not your messaging that makes you and your company horrible. It’s the horrible stuff you guys do that makes you and your company horrible. People don’t walk around making horrible stories up about good companies because they got nothing else better to do with their time. People like you and your company are horrible because … you are horrible. No matter how much jumping around you do on morning shows (where no one can really nail you down for the horrible stuff you do), you will still always be horrible and people will always greet you the way I did, when you go around trying to cover up the fact that you are horrible.”
There are several well-respected researchers who accused Monsanto for demanding 4 decades that incriminating data and according to the reports, glyphosate causes cancer is being sealed as proprietary trade secrets to keep the information out of the public’s sight.
Being concerned, Mark Ruffalo tries to raise awareness about Monsanto’s wrong doings and to urge several European countries to take actions into completely banning genetically modified crops.