"I'm Not Stupid" Monsanto Lobbyist Refuses To Drink Weedkiller After Proclaiming "It Won't Hurt You"

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"Do as I say, not as I do," appears to be the message from a controversial lobbyist who claimed that the chemical in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer was safe for humans refused to drink his own words when a French television journalist offered him a glass... "I'm not stupid," he proclaims... you be the judge...

 

In a preview of an upcoming documentary on French TV, Dr. Patrick Moore tells a Canal+ interviewer that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, was not increasing the rate of cancer in Argentina.

 

 

 

Entertaining transcript:

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

 

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

 

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

 

“If you say so, I have some,” the interviewer presses.

 

“I’m not stupid,” Moore declares.

 

“So, it’s dangerous?” the interviewer concludes.

 

But Moore 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 interviewer says.

 

“It’s not dangerous to humans,” Moore remarks. “No, it’s not.”

 

“So, are you ready to drink one glass?” the interviewer continues to press.

 

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

 

At that point, Moore declares that the “interview is finished.”

 

“That’s a good way to solve things,” the interviewer quips.

 

“Jerk!” Moore grumbles as he storms off the set.

Source: RawStory.com

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RobD's picture

Might not kill you right away but I'm sure it tastes real bad.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

It'll only kill the weeds.  Bottoms up, mf'er.

Greenskeeper_Carl's picture

he only eats organic, like what they serve intheir corporate office cafeteria

usednabused's picture

I'd bet he eats cock too. Corporate style. The f'n jerk

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Glyphosate is one of the safest herbicides. I've worked around stuff that gives you a migraine after the first breath and makes your skin go numb after the first touch. That'd being said I still wouldn't drink it. If you don't believe it, go get some 2-4-D, one of the active ingredients in Agent Orange.

I worry about Monsanto's genetic engineering and the fact it's a monopoly. Roundup is just a diversion.

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

Yeah, but it's fun to bitch about and I agree, Monsanto nazi tactic's with there 'patented' seeds are the elephant in the room....

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Regarding genetic engineering...

The idea we can do better than God OR +4 billion years of evolution (whichever you believe) with just a few decades of research... well... the words "hubris" and "arrogance" can't even begin to describe it.

DontGive's picture

They fucked up. Should have brought out Bill Nye the Shill Guy, I hear he sucks that Monsanto cock real well these days. He's much better equipped to shill, and has a teevee background.

Latina Lover's picture

Highly informative articles, thank you for the links.

Monsanto produces GMO food that our brain cannot recognize as food... ie implanting spider genes into tomatoes.  But it is very profitable, keeps populations down and gives the USSA better control over the rest of the world.

Charming Anarchist's picture

I call bullshit! 

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly!!! 

 

<< ... ie implanting spider genes into tomatoes. >>

Anusocracy's picture

Like many things, it's safe unless you are not designed to deal with it. The person that had the longest known lifespan smoked for 95 years and only quit at 115 because she couldn't see the end of her cigarette to light it.

DDT is another compound that isn't very toxic but the sheeple are programmed to be afraid of it.

Pure Evil's picture

Drink Glyphosate, it'll give you wings.

They'll be angel wings.

But, damn it, wings is wings!

nope-1004's picture

The arrogant idiot saying "you can drink it and it won't kill you" stuck his whole leg in his mouth with that statement.  He may as well have written the script on how to embarrass oneself and handed it to the interviewer.  What a complete moron.

The funniest part for me was after he pulls his leg out of his mouth, he calls the interviewer a "jerk".  lmao.

I'd rather be a jerk than a complete moron.

Anusocracy's picture

He should have asked the interviewer how much he would pay for him to drink some.

If the interviewer truly thought it was dangerous then the hazard pay would be very high.

vie's picture

Just because it wont kill you today doesn't mean it wont give you cancer in a few years.

farmerunder's picture

Exactly, i think this WHO release is a false flag to make people look silly, whilst the real problem is the effect on our gut biome thru constant exposure in our food, chronic illnesses can be near impossible to trace to a single factor

Four chan's picture

isnt roundup a simple salt? that dehydrates the plant down to te roots?

 

ps fuck monsanto for all the other stuff they do.

farmerunder's picture

being called a salt or a protein does not infer toxicity either way, there are plenty of salts and proteins that are toxic to varying degrees. I suspect the salt thing refers to a monsanto misinfo camapaign a while ago, part of "the matrix" we live in.

LianaKaulitz's picture
LianaKaulitz (not verified) farmerunder Mar 27, 2015 9:50 PM

"Research" is an exaggeration, because the numerous studies and the many leading experts in the field that warned about it, were simply excluded from the final reports.

So it's even worse, it's the intentional ignorance torwards KNOWN problems.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68V1-2OGeYw

MontgomeryScott's picture

"isnt roundup a simple salt? that dehydrates the plant down to te roots?"

Let's find out.

http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/glyphotech.html#prop

Go the the section subtitled 'dermal' and discover the ingredients.

ISOPROPYLAMINE:

'Breathing isopropylamine can irritate the lungs causing shortness of breath. Higher exposures can cause a buildup of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), a medical emergency, with severe shortness of breath. Repeated exposure can cause dryness, itching, redness, rash and cracking of the skin (dermatitis).'

http://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/1077.pdf

 

If you care to, you can research 'ammonium salts' as far as human exposure is concerned (the 'other' main ingredient).

ROUNDUP (t.m.) is a 'simple salt' like a thermonuclear weapon is a 'simple explosive'.

It's perfectly safe, though, because it's a 'simple salt'.

For simple people.

Let the experts at General Motors perform your next oil change. They only use G.M. certified oil, and genuine A.C. Delco parts.


 

 

Panopticon 131's picture

Glyphosate is a broad spectrum metal chelator (Ca, Mg, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, and Zn) and thus interferes with the normal functions of any living organism with cells requiring these cations to perform hundreds of thousands of enzymatic reactions and cell signaling pathways every minute or even within a second.  Some excellent background information on the molecular details has been put forth by Dr. Stephanie Seneff of MIT. 

Our environment is widely contaminated with glyphosate, most of us have detectable levels in our blood.

Anusocracy's picture

"Just because it wont kill you today doesn't mean it wont give you cancer in a few years."

Silly comment. ZH has been overrun with people who are prone to think emotionally.

It also doesn't say it will give you cancer. Remember the BS about saccharin causing bladder cancer that turned out to be wrong. Well all you emotional thinking morons posting here, saccharin is a likely basis for cancer therapies for aggressive cancers.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-03/acs-pas021915.php

DENVER, March 23, 2015 -- Saccharin, the artificial sweetener that is the main ingredient in Sweet 'N Low®, Sweet Twin® and Necta®, could do far more than just keep our waistlines trim. According to new research, this popular sugar substitute could potentially lead to the development of drugs capable of combating aggressive, difficult-to-treat cancers with fewer side effects.

"It never ceases to amaze me how a simple molecule, such as saccharin -- something many people put in their coffee everyday -- may have untapped uses, including as a possible lead compound to target aggressive cancers," says Robert McKenna, Ph.D., who is at the University of Florida. "This result opens up the potential to develop a novel anti-cancer drug that is derived from a common condiment that could have a lasting impact on treating several cancers."

The new work examines how saccharin binds to and deactivates carbonic anhydrase IX, a protein found in some very aggressive cancers. It is one of many driving factors in the growth and spread of such cancers in the breast, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas and brain. Carbonic anhydrase IX helps regulate pH in and around cancer cells, allowing tumors to thrive and potentially metastasize to other parts of the body. Because of this finding, the researchers wanted to develop saccharin-based drug candidates that could slow the growth of these cancers and potentially make them less resistant to chemo or radiation therapies.

sonoftx's picture

"Silly comment. ZH has been overrun with people who are prone to think emotionally."
Every day I try to limit people's exposure to radiation that might cause a problem with their DNA ie. cancer. Yet people who have cancer I send to have radiation to cure their cancer. WHAT!! The same thing that can cause cancer can cure cancer. Shiver me timbers.
I think yours was the stupid comment.

Anusocracy's picture

There is evidence that low levels of radiation reduces inflammation and cancer. Life has been bathed in radiation for 3.5 billion years.

But just keep on being ignorant and keep believing government lies.

Chauncey Gardener's picture

That's genius. What next--a K Street Monsanto
shill masquerading in a white lab coat telling us
that Round Up will cure cancer?

I recommend you get your resume to Lurch
at the State Department immediately. Psaki
and Harf got nothing on you.

moonshadow's picture

hey anusocracy, just exactly How many blue pills did you swallow anyway!?

sun tzu's picture

He prefers to swallow corporate and government bullshit

Chris Rofot's picture

I thought you were going to go another way on that...

Anusocracy's picture

I feel sorry for all those here who aren't willing to think but would rather let their feel good emotions rule.

WhackoWarner's picture

According to EcoWatch, Moore was an early member of Greenpeace before becoming a 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.”

GMWatch noted that Moore has also recently used social media to cast doubt on the World Health Organisation’s conclusion that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen.

WhackoWarner's picture

"

Greenpeace Statement On Patrick Moore

On this page Media release - October 10, 2008 Patrick Moore often misrepresents himself in the media as an environmental “expert” or even an “environmentalist,” while offering anti-environmental opinions on a wide range of issues and taking a distinctly anti-environmental stance. He also exploits long-gone ties with Greenpeace to sell himself as a speaker and pro-corporate spokesperson, usually taking positions that Greenpeace opposes.

While it is true that Patrick Moore was a member of Greenpeace in the 1970s, in 1986 he abruptly turned his back on the very issues he once passionately defended. He claims he "saw the light" but what Moore really saw was an opportunity for financial gain. Since then he has gone from defender of the planet to a paid representative of corporate polluters."

runswithscissors's picture

"we intentionally poisoned some folks"

Karaio's picture

If it is "holy" is because I died.

This shit is a very potent poison.

California is dry due to the interference of that product.

When you kill the weeds you cease to incorporate PH in the soil.

Here in my region, in central Brazil, we have a problem.

hehe.

blentus's picture

I know a person who survived fall from 6th floor.

You should jump too. It's safe, obviously.

MontgomeryScott's picture

That's a good post. The fricking EPA states that exposure (in DRINKING WATER, concerned with runoff from farmers' fields) does all the shit that the 'conspiracy theorist tinfoil-wearing nutjobs' SAY it can do.

I wonder what it does when you eat it in your vegetables (which seem to absorb it from the ground that has been treated). I wonder if it is more concentrated in that head of lettuce or that tomato or that potato.

It's GOOD to see a post that deals in the cold, hard facts with a direct link.

Thanks, 'waterwitch'.

If it kills plant life, it can't be good for animal life. THIS fact ought to be obvious.

AcidRastaHead's picture

Lobbyists are there to shell out the bribe money.  Who would even believe anything they have to say in the first place?

Pure Evil's picture

Too bad the lobbyist wasn't Obama then the journalist would have kissed his feet instead of questioning his competency, or in the case of GW, his "Gravitas".

SuperRay's picture

They should have held him down and forced him to drink it

Tall Tom's picture

...because resorting to force demonstrates a love and respect of others' FreeDUMB.

StychoKiller's picture

Daid gone it, General, where ya been lately? :>D

Shaznardickleze the Doon's picture

What he fucking said a very long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

Tall Tom's picture

It is a Trap

 

...what the arrogant prick said to himself after he was offered the glass of glyphosate.

 

I guess that saving his own ass was more important to him than his job. (actually that demonstrates that there might be some hope...)