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Lobbyist claims Monsanto’s Round Up is safe to drink, panics when TV host offers him a glass

When a controversial lobbyist claimed during a TV interview that Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup was safe to drink, the host offered him a glass. Needless to say, he wasn’t willing to back up his claim.

When a controversial lobbyist claimed during a TV interview that Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup was safe to drink, the host offered him a glass. Needless to say, he wasn’t willing to back up his claim.

In an upcoming documentary for French TV, Dr. Patrick Moore tells a Canal+ host that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, was not behind increasing cancer rates in Argentina.

“You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you,” Moore says.

“You want to drink some?” the host asks. “We have some here.”

“I’d be happy to, actually,” Moore replies, then adding, “Not really. But I know it wouldn’t hurt me.”

“If you say so, I have some,” the host insists.

“I’m not stupid,” Moore snaps back.

“So, it’s dangerous?” the host asked.

Moore then claims that Roundup is so safe that “people try to commit suicide” by drinking it, and they “fail regularly.”

“Tell the truth, it’s dangerous,” the host says.

“It’s not dangerous to humans,” Moore replies.

“So, are you ready to drink one glass?” the host offers again.

“No, I’m not an idiot,” Moore says, clearly getting frustrated. “Interview me about golden rice, that’s what I’m talking about.”

It’s at this point that Moore ends the interview. “You’re a complete jerk” he says while storming off.

From EcoWatch:

Once upon a time, Dr. Patrick Moore was an early Greenpeace member. Now he is a public relations consultant for the polluting companies that Greenpeace works to change: Big Oil, pesticides and GMO agribusiness, forestry, nuclear power … anyone who puts up the money for truth-benders who appear to carry scientific and environmental authority.

Watch the video from Canal+ below:

19 Comments

19 Comments

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    Gregory Mead

    March 27, 2015 at 2:12 am

    “Not intended to be a factual statement”

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    Marc-Andrew Hunnam Nicholas

    March 27, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Umm, Patrick Moore is dead. Has been since 2012

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    lapelcelery

    March 27, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I love this. In 45 seconds and with no help, he makes himself look like a liar AND an asshole.

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    ahappyhibiscus

    March 27, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Awesome interview. Shows the true character of corporate lobbyists. (ie. don’t stand behind what they say) More videos like this needed!

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    Ben Bennett

    March 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    What he really meant was, “it’s safe for me, for *you* to drink it. Especially if it makes me money”.

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    LeAnne Rigsby

    March 27, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    He’s a blooming idiot! His response is all the warning people need. Common sense dictates if it defoliates plants, it’s potentially life-threatening to humans, too.

    Look at the effects of Agent Orange toxins years after it was used in Vietnam on both Veterans and the Vietnamese peoples. Birth defects (spina bifida and anencephaly), stillbirths, neurological defects, diabetes, cancer, and the list goes on…

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    WWRJD55 (@JustCallMeBill5)

    March 27, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Lying and lobbing go hand in hand. like theGOP and corruption!

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    L A Keel

    March 28, 2015 at 4:13 am

    From a Greenpeace member to a prostitute for Monsanto- the man took the wrong fork in the road somewhere along the lone.What a legacy to be remembered for!

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    Esther-Marieke

    March 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    My neighbour drank half a cup and died from it for sure! He had 12 incredible painful last hours of his life. Burned alive from the inside. Horrific!!!!

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    Kell

    March 28, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Fool.

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    Mark Hasslinger

    March 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    this guy stepped in a cow pie with both of his bare feet. then he slipped and fell face first into it.

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    karlababe2011ca

    August 29, 2015 at 8:55 am

    i guess he never read the fine print on the label… ..

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    Jim Haldeman

    September 7, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    good deal.

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    Joan Tippetts

    September 8, 2015 at 2:40 am

    That was Sir Patrick Moore–not the same guy!

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    Yourface

    September 8, 2015 at 2:46 am

    Wrong patrick moore.

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