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Sat Dec 5, 2015, 07:07 AM

Wouldn't we all love to tell Monsanto's CEO exactly what we think of him? Mark Ruffalo did.

EcoWatch, 12/4/2015

Monsanto chief is horrible … And I got to tell him that to his face after his interview on CBS This Morning.



Approaching someone like this isn’t really my thing. But being so well behaved all the time doesn’t seem to be helping people. It made me really uncomfortable to do it. But that’s how we change. We must become uncomfortable. We must act out of our comfort zones for things to change. We must call out the people who are doing horrible things when they do them.

Hugh Grant (Monsanto CEO not the actor) must be made to feel uncomfortable for what he allows his company to do in the world. That is why I told him what I did and why I am sharing it with you.



...snip...He came through the Green Room door ready to do high fives with his press agent and I simply told him this:

“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.”

A bead of sweat broke out on his head. “Well, what I think we are doing is good,” Grant replied.

“I am sure you do,” I told him.

When people get paid the kind of money he gets paid their thinking becomes incredibly clouded and the first thing to go is their morality.

He says Monsanto needs to do a better job with their messaging.

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....

Read more, incl'g many links to Monsanto horrible-ness~
http://ecowatch.com/2015/12/04/mark-ruffalo-monsanto/


Lucky guy! And thank you Mark Ruffalo!!

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Reply Wouldn't we all love to tell Monsanto's CEO exactly what we think of him? Mark Ruffalo did. (Original post)
RiverLover Dec 2015 OP
merrily Dec 2015 #1
RiverLover Dec 2015 #2
merrily Dec 2015 #3
RiverLover Dec 2015 #4
merrily Dec 2015 #5
Duppers Dec 2015 #6
RiverLover Dec 2015 #12
TexasProgresive Dec 2015 #7
MuseRider Dec 2015 #8
RiverLover Dec 2015 #11
MuseRider Dec 2015 #13
Baitball Blogger Dec 2015 #9
RiverLover Dec 2015 #10
phantom power Dec 2015 #14

Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 07:33 AM

1. Let's see how long it takes before Ruffalo is demonized.

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Response to merrily (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 07:52 AM

2. That may come after his documentary "Dear President Obama" is released next year

It apparently documents how Obama's "all of the above energy policy" including oil drilling is as bad for the planet as denying Climate Change.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mark-ruffalo-produce-documentary-challenging-843791

He will be dissed for sure by all of the Obama apologists here....

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 08:06 AM

3. If he keeps speaking truth, demonization seems imminent--and not only DU demonization.

Hey, RiverLover! Nice to see you!

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Response to merrily (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 08:38 AM

4. You too merrily!!

It feels like its been a while.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 08:45 AM

5. Too long--I love your posts.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 08:48 AM

6. K & R

Would love to see this posted in GD.


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Response to Duppers (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 11:44 AM

12. Thanks for the rec, Duppers...I don't have time today for a GD post. Maybe you do?

That'd be fine with me, if you copy this post in GD. Please do!

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:14 AM

7. Monsanto is the big ag equivalent of big pharma

The pharmaceuticals continually manipulated drug formulas to keep profits high and maintain monopoly without regard to the health of the end users. In fact decreased health means increased profits. Monsanto does the same with our food stuffs taking control out of the hands of farmers and consumers giving Monsanto and other ag businesses an unnatural monopoly and obscene high profits.

Enter stage left the black horse and rider:
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
KJV Rev 6:5-6

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:49 AM

8. Wonderful.

He is wonderful. I have liked him in everything I have seen him in. He is brave and challenges himself when acting and in real life.

Hooray for Mark Ruffalo and thank you.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 11:42 AM

11. We're blessed he's here, aren't we? He is SO invited to my dinner party.



Now if we could just get everyone in Hollywood to be just as brave as he is (along with Leo DiCaprio & John Cusack)...maybe corporate media would have to start paying attention to the truly important things which affect our lives & livelihood.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 11:53 AM

13. I so admire those

who use their visibility (even the other side, you can't just go one way with this) to discuss important issues. I may disagree but I also disagree that they should shut up just because they are celebrities. They are also citizens but they have a mic so go for it!

I love the comment below that he is an old soul. Perfect description.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:55 AM

9. Ruffalo is an old soul.

He is the reincarnation of everything that was good about the 60s, without any of the self-destructive behavior.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 11:15 AM

10. Ha! I like that.

He's a respectable leftie, that's for sure. Brave too.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 12:24 PM

14. You wouldn't want to make him angry


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