A video is currently circulating on the
international environmental scene.
Two very powerful lessons can be learned from this video.
1. Glyphosate is not actually safe to drink
2. When you say something is safe to drink, you better be ready to drink it.
Dr. Patrick Moore, who years ago left Greenpeace to work as an industry mouthpiece for corporations like Monsanto, was being interviewed for Argentinian television when the following exchange took place.
Moore: …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.
Interviewer: You want to drink some? We have some here.
Moore: I’d be happy to actually.
Moore: …not …not really, but….
Interviewer: Not really?
Moore: I know it wouldn’t hurt me.
Interviewer: If you say so. I have some glyphosate…
Moore: No no. I’m not stupid.
Interviewer: Ah, ok. So you say it’s dangerous right?
Moore: No. People have tried to commit suicide with it and failed. Failed irregularly[sic].
Interviewer: Let’s tell the truth. It’s dangerous to…
Moore: It’s not dangerous to humans. No, it’s not
Interviewer: So are you ready to drink one glass of glyphosate.
Moore: No. I’m not an idiot.
Moore: Interview me about Golden Rice(tm) that’s what I’m talking about!
Interview: We did. We did.
Moore: Than the interview is finished.
Interviewer: That’s a good way to solve things.
Moore: Yeah. You’re a complete jerk.
…at which point Dr. Moore left the set.