Actor Mark Ruffalo Calls Out Monsanto: “You Are Poisoning People”
Actor Mark Ruffalo, best known for his portrayal of the Hulk, has joined the likes of several prominent celebrity figures such as Russell Brand, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jim Carrey, to reveal the horrible truth about Monsanto.
He took the advantage of the opportunity and did something that many of us wouldn’t have the courage to do it, when he told off the CEO of Monsanto, Hugh Grant, in the Green Room at CBS, whereas Ruffalo was waiting to do a segment for his new movie, “Spotlight“.
He blamed Hugh Grant, that the biotech company is responsible for so much misery and sickness throughout the world. These were his words:
“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.”
The actor claims that Grant told him that Monsanto needs to do a better job with their messaging, but Ruffalo vehemently opposed to this:
“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,” wrote Ruffalo.
Several well-respected researchers 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.
The actor expressed his concerns in order to raise awareness about the wrong things the biotech company is doing and urged several European countries to take actions to completely ban genetically modified crops.