Dr. Patrick Moore was defending the pesticide manufacturers he represents, but wouldn't put his poison where his mouth is.
This is one of the best foot-in-mouth moments I've seen in a long time. Dr. Patrick Moore, a paid spokesperson for the nuclear, logging, and genetic engineering industries, was being interviewed about glyphosate (aka Roundup), a pesticide produced by his client, Monsanto. Recently, an international group of cancer experts claimed that glyphosate causes cancer. Dr. Moore disagreed, saying, "You can drink a whole quart of it and it won't hurt you." But when the interviewer offered him a cup, he refused and walked off the set with a final, "You're a complete jerk."
We found this clip on Greenpeace's blog, which makes it all the more interesting. They have a vested interest in discrediting Patrick Moore, because he once worked for them before beginning his career as a lobbyist. What's more, he has been known to use his history as a Greenpeace activist to pose as an environmentalist while speaking on behalf of polluting corporations for money.
I think the whole world would be more interested in environmentalism if they knew the petty, backhanded politics behind it. This stuff is fascinating; it's like House of Cards. Just watching this clip made me 100% more excited about recycling.