Lobbyist refuses glass of water containing carcinogen despite saying its safe – 9news.com.au

A lobbyist has refused to drink a glass of water containing a potentially cancer-causing pesticide during an interview despite repeatedly claiming the chemical is completely harmless.

Dr Patrick Moore, a Canadian lobbyist employed by farming products manufacturer Monsanto, was being interviewed on French television as part of an investigation into genetically modified foods when the interviewer asked him about the evidence linking glyphosate to an increased risk of cancer.

Glyphosate is a key ingredient in the Monsanto product Roundup, a pesticide used mainly to kill weeds.

A new report by the World Health Organisation found there was an increased rate of cancer among people who were exposed to glyphosate, leading the agency to conclude the chemical was “probably carcinogenic to humans”.

Source: Lobbyist refuses glass of water containing carcinogen despite saying its safe – 9news.com.au

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