Video: Patrick Moore refuses to drink Roundup, then calls interviewer "a complete jerk"

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      Former Greenpeace campaigner Patrick Moore has, in recent years, constantly criticized the environmental movement.

      He's even purported that there's no scientific proof that human beings are contributing to climate change by burning fossil fuels. 

      Recently he claimed that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, wasn't linked to cancer cases in Argentina.

      It has also become a hot issue in Europe.

      "You can drink a whole quart of it and it won't hurt you," Moore declared on French TV.

      The interviewer then turned the tables by telling Moore that he had glyphosate in the studio.

      "Would you like to drink it?" he asked.

      Moore replied that he would be happy to do this before changing his mind and declining the offer.

      "I know it won't hurt me," Moore quickly added.

      The interviewer reiterated that he had some glyphosate.

      "I'm not stupid," Moore said in an irritated tone.

      When the interviewer persisted, Moore replied, "I'm not an idiot. Interview me about golden rice. That's what I'm talking about."

      As Moore walked out of the studio, he could be heard saying, "You're a complete jerk."

      (The video above describes Moore as a lobbyist for Monstanto but according to the company, he has never done any paid work for it.)



      Malcolm Matheson

      Mar 29, 2015 at 1:33pm

      I disagree with Mr. Moore on the following points: 1) It is not the interviewer who is the "complete jerk". 2) You are stupid. Very stupid.

      Mar 29, 2015 at 2:49pm

      Moore walked right into that one and I am sure is feeling rather foolish.

      Cariboo Dan

      Mar 29, 2015 at 8:50pm

      Patrick Moore is definitely not one of Vancouver's finest.

      And did you see the Earth Hour tour of lights?
      Way to go David Suzuki, Vision Vancouver, Chip Wilson and Bob Mackin!

      Edward Bernays

      Mar 30, 2015 at 9:17am

      Mr. Moore - Ya burnt!

      Mischa Popoff

      Mar 30, 2015 at 10:31am

      Vinegar is safe, and I occasionally ingest small quantities of it. But you'd have to be crazy to ask someone to drink a cup of it.

      Digger Hicks

      Apr 2, 2015 at 9:00am

      Cheap stunt by the interviewer, predictable piling on by the gallery of trained seals. Moore's point is valid: you could drink the stuff. Doesn't mean you should, or ought to on demand. Why is this so difficult for people to grasp? You can drink your own urine--doesn't mean you should, or will. Yet it wouldn't be harmful. There are many substances like this. But don't let this get in the way of a good bleat, sheep.