Monsanto lobbyist: 'Pesticide safe for humans to drink, but I'm not an idiot to try it myself'

A lobbyist (Patrick Moore) for Monsanto claimed that it was safe to drink “a quart” of the company’s Roundup pesticide, but pointedly refused to try even a sip when offered a glass during an interview with French TV before storming off the set.

Last week, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released a report which found that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic to humans,” citing three studies that suggest that exposure to the chemical could be responsible for increased risks for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Patrick Moore: a biologist, had been an environmentalist for Greenpeace before becoming a lobbyist for the nuclear, logging and genetic engineering industries.


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P.S. Can direct confrontation like this be an effective tool to expose the falsity of claims by multinational GMO, pharma, etc., companies? Other ways like, making companies' top personnel, lobbyists try the products themselves first as a token of guarantee or make them sign liability agreements?