Patrick Moore is a Monsanto lobbyist for the weed killer Roundup.

During an interview with French TV channel Canal+, he said that the active ingredient in Roundup is safe to drink.

The discussion was about how Roundup has caused health issues for some in Argentina.

Moore's claim was obviously completely ridiculous, and the interviewer called him out on it. The interviewer then offered Moore some of it to drink, which he immediately refused, adding that he wasn't stupid.

This has to be one of the fastest backtracks ever!

If you're going to make a ridiculous claim, you better be ready to back it up!

Source: Free Beer & Hot Wings