In the video above, Mr. Moore starts by discussing a study from Argentina that linked glyphosate exposure to an increased risk for developing cancer. “I do not believe that glyphosate in Argentina is causing increases in cancer,” Moore said. “You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you.”
Baffled by this outrageous claim, the interviewer then asks Moore if he would like to drink glyphosate.
The full exchange is below:
Interviewer: “You want to drink some? We have some here.”
Moore: “I’d be happy to actually…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…”
Moore: “No, no…”
Interviewer: “So you say it’s dangerous?”
Moore: “No, people try to commit suicide with it and fail regularly.”
Interviewer: “Tell the truth…”
Moore: “It’s not dangerous to humans, no.”
Interviewer: “It’s dangerous to humans.”
Moore: “No, it’s not.”
Interviewer: “So are you ready to drink one glass of glyphosate?”
Moore: “No, I’m not an idiot.”
Shortly after this exchange, Moore cut the interview off and walked out of the room.
Patrick Moore – A Paid Industry Spokesman
Mr. Moore is no stranger to controversy. The Canadian activist was the president of Greenpeace Canada for nearly 10 years before he decided to leave the environmental organization over what he described as differences over policy. According to Moore, Greenpeace “took a sharp political turn to the left” and“evolved into an organization of extremism and politically motivated agendas.”
Since his departure from Greenpeace, the environmental organization says Moore has become “a paid spokesman for the nuclear industry, the logging industry, and genetic engineering industry.” Moore is also an outspoken critic of climate science. In 2014, he told U.S. lawmakers that climate change “is not caused by humans” and there is “no scientific proof” to back global warming.