Monsanto Defender Says Herbicide Safe To Drink, Then Runs Away When Offered Some


If a Monsanto defender won’t drink it, then it’s not safe. And if the man runs from you, then that’s a really bad sign.












Alan at Liberaland reports:

A Monsanto lobbyist was giving an interview to a French host proclaiming that Monsanto’s weed killer is safe to consume. But he wouldn’t try a nice, fresh glass of it when offered, proclaiming, “I’m not stupid.”

The Huffington Post reports:

While being filmed by French cable channel Canal+, Monsanto lobbyist Dr. Patrick Moore claimed that the chemical in the company’s Roundup weed killer is safe for humans to consume and “won’t hurt you.”

He then refused to drink it when offered a glass by the interviewing journalist.

Dr. Moore was insisting that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide, was not increasing the rate of cancer in Argentina.

Moore said “Do not believe that glyphosate in Argentina is causing increases in cancer. You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you.”

The reporter then asked him whether he wanted to drink some of it. At first, Moore said, “I will be happy to actually,” but quickly backtracked by saying “but not really though.”

Nasdaq reports:

When the interviewer tried to establish that Roundup was unsafe for humans by pointing his abstinence to drink it, Moore insisted that it was not dangerous as people who try to commit suicide by drinking Roundup “fail regularly.” But when further urged to drink one glass of Roundup, he gave a curt no and said “I am not an idiot,” and walked off the interview.



Run Forrest run! Next he’ll be telling us that Soylent Green is a vegetarian dish.

Update: This post, along with other sites, originally wrote that Moore is a lobbyist for Monsanto. Newsweek explains that he is not and we’ve corrected that.

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Via: Liberaland, Huffington Post, Nasdaq.

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