Mark Ruffalo Gives Monsanto Chief a Piece of His Mind: “You Are Poisoning People”

Mark Ruffalo spoke out against former Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant.


Actor Mark Ruffalo is perhaps best known for his role as Bruce Banner, aka The Incredible Hulk, in the famous Marvel movies series.

He also 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, a mindset showcased during 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. He later underwent 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-out that was viewed millions of times on social media websites.

Check out the trailer from ‘Dark Waters,’ which is now available to watch on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and Youtube below.



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Ruffalo Confronts High-Ranking Monsanto Executive

Hugh Grant is the former CEO of Monsanto who got a 77 million dollar buyout after Bayer took over his company in the late 2010s.

According to the website, Ruffalo had a “chance meeting” with then-Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant, shown above, in 2015 during which he gave him a piece of his mind.

“You are poisoning people,” Ruffalo reportedly said to the Monsanto ‘Chief.’

Ruffalo 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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About Nick Meyer

Nick Meyer is a journalist who's been published in the Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News and several other outlets. He founded AltHealthWORKS in 2012 to showcase extraordinary stories of healing and the power of organic living, stories the mainstream media always seemed to miss. Check out Nick's Amazon best-seller 'Dirt Cheap Organic: 101 Tips For Going Organic on a Budget' by clicking here, as well as its sequel Dirt Cheap Weight Loss.