Avengers actor Mark Ruffalo is aggressively fighting the Bayer, Monsanto merger
(NaturalNews) Bayer and Monsanto are facing some tough opposition in their quest to get their merger cleared by antitrust regulators. A number of concerned environmental groups are putting up a fight, but one of the most vocal detractors comes in the form of the Incredible Hulk.
Actor Mark Ruffalo, who played the character in two of the Avengers films, joined a chorus of voices calling on US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager to block the merger. An August 7 tweet from the actor using the hashtag #MergerFromHell says the merger would be a “disaster for the global food supply.”
It’s easy to see why he is so outraged by the potential move, which would create the biggest producer of pesticides and seeds on the planet. An agreement is expected within the next two weeks that would set the stage for the two firms to seek antitrust approval.
Ruffalo just one of many who oppose the merger
Ruffalo is far from the only person to take such a strong stance against the merger of two companies that many feel are responsible for many of the evils facing the world today. Mike Adams, the Health Ranger and Food Forensics author, called it “the perfect match made in chemical Hell,” and summarized the situation quite nicely when he wrote:
Imagine all the world’s most toxic, deadly, cancer-causing agricultural chemicals being owned by a single globalist corporate monstrosity that also controls the genetically engineered seeds used to monopolize food production. What could possibly go wrong?
Consumer groups and environmental groups alike have been calling on regulators to block the deal. Several European Parliament members have started petitions stating that such a transaction would dominate the European seed market and further limit the choices available.
Bayer and Monsanto prepared to fight
The deal would cause Monsanto’s dominance in the seed and herbicide industry to grow and get rid of direct competition between the companies, which could adversely affect research and development in the future. This could also lead to higher food prices. Monsanto and Bayer together already account for 70 percent of the cotton acreage in the U.S.