Monsanto pesticides are safe enough to drink in a glass of water, says an honest-to-goodness scientist who immediately refuses an offer to drink a glass of Monsanto pesticides. Not because Monsanto pesticides aren't safe, no, but because he's "not stupid" and the interviewer is "a complete jerk."
Dubious science man Dr. Patrick Moore (incorrectly identified in earlier reports as a Monsanto lobbyist) sent a slightly mixed message in a recent interview with French cable channel Canal+ when he was asked about Monsanto's use of glyphosates in Argentina.
Moore: 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. Not really. But I know it wouldn't hurt me.
Interviewer: If you say so, I have some glyphosate...
Moore: No, no. I'm not stupid.
Well, stupid enough to suggest that the product is safe because, "People try to commit suicide with it and fail fairly regularly."