Watch A Monsanto Lobbyist Refuse To Drink A Weed Killer He Insists Is Safe To Consume In Large Quantities

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Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 11.15.48 AMA Monsanto lobbyist agreed to be interview by a French cable channel to reiterate Monsanto’s claims that popular weed killer Round Up is safe — even when consumed in large quantities. Ironically, he refuses to drink it himself.

Patrick Moore is responding to the claims that glyphosate, a chemical in Round Up, is causing cancer rates to increase in Argentina. He repeatedly insists that the chemical is perfectly safe, saying “You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you.” When the journalist calls his bluff, the interview turns into perfection.
The journalist asks, “Do you want to drink some? We have some here.” Moore responds, “I’d be happy to. Well, not really, but I know it wouldn’t hurt anybody.” The journalist presses on with, “Well, if you say so I have some glyphosate here.” This time, Moore responds, “No, no. I’m not stupid.” He then adds the comforting anecdote that people “try to commit suicide with it and fail fairly regularly.”

He keeps digging himself into a hole, which would be difficult to watch if he weren’t such a clearly despicable human. But wait! He may not be a human. He may be a old-white-guy-bot that Monsanto has manufactured in one of their factories. That would explain why he refuses to drink something he continues to claim is “not dangerous to humans.”

I’ll be watching this on a continuous loop all weekend.