Actor Mark Ruffalo is perhaps best known for his role as Bruce Banner, aka The Incredible Hulk, the Marvel movies. He won a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway musical Alike and Sing!
What most people don’t know about Ruffalo is his willingness to fight for a healthier food system, as evidenced by his starring role in the 2019 Monsanto expose’ film ‘Dark Waters,’ during which he plays an environmental defense attorney who takes on a Monsanto style corporation over its ‘dark secret.’
Ruffalo was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor that he dreamt about previously before undergoing surgery to have it removed.
The Hollywood star became a viral sensation in 2015 when he called out then-Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant over his empire of genetically modified foods and pesticides, as part of a call-0ut that was viewed millions of times on social media accounts (prior to the mass censorship that took place afterward).
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Ruffalo Confronts High-Ranking Monsanto Executive
According to the website Inhabitant.com, Ruffalo had a “chance meeting” with then-Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant in 2015 during which he gave him a piece of his mind.
“You are poisoning people,” Ruffalo reportedly said to the Monsanto ‘Chief.’
Ruffalo reportedly met Grant in the green room while promoting his film ‘Spotlight,’ which was released in September 2015.
According to Ruffalo, the then-Monsanto CEO came into the green room “ready to do high fives with his press agent,” which inspired Ruffalo to speak out against him.
“You are wrong,” Ruffalo reportedly said. “You are engaged in monopolizing food. You are killing small farms. You are killing bees. What you are doing is dead wrong.”
Hugh Grant Leaves Monsanto After Bayer Takeover
Grant is currently the Chair and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board and a member of the Human Capital Management and Compensation Committee of the Board at PPG (Paint and Coating Manufacturing Company), which is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He left Monsanto in 2018 after it was acquired by the German pharmaceutical, GMO seeds and pesticide producing outfit Bayer.
Grant received a $77 million buyout package upon the time of the Bayer takeover as a result of him leaving the company.
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