[Watch] Monsanto Lobbyist Walks Out Of Interview After Refusing To Drink “Safe” Roundup

For decades, chemical giant turned agricultural company, Monsanto has been preaching to all and sundry that their current cash cow glyphosate (now that saccharine, Agent Orange, and a few other non-organic substances have either been banned or fallen out of favor) is safe for humans to consume.

During an interview with French cable channel Canal+, Patrick Moore, a lobbyist for Monsanto stuck to the party line insisting that the herbicide, the main active ingredient in the company’s Roundup product, is harmless.  This inspired the reporter interviewing him to offer Mr. Moore a glass.  Responding, “I’m not stupid,” Mr. Moore refused and walked off the interview set.  Watch:

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Given that a number of countries have seen a marked increase in birth defects and incidents of cancer since Roundup made its debut in their agricultural systems, and that “last Friday, the World Health Organization’s cancer-research arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, classified the widely used herbicide as ‘probably carcinogenic to humans…’”  Monsanto has some explaining to do.

Writer’s note: don’t look for Roundup or any Monsanto produced product to be banned or pulled from the shelves in the United States any time soon.  They have a revolving door type cozy relationship and employee exchange program going with the Department of Agriculture.  Don’t believe it?  Check this out.

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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.