Articles were publishing that Dr. Moore was a paid Monsanto lobbyist. Although Moore holds a Ph.d in Ecology, he is not a paid lobbyist for Monsanto.
“Dr. Patrick Moore is not and never has been a paid lobbyist for Monsanto,” Charla Lord, a spokesperson for Monsanto, wrote in an email Friday. Yes, Moore’s bumbling defense of the herbicide Roundup on French television’s Canal+ spectacularly backfired. And his defense of the herbicide is especially noteworthy in light of the fact that, last week, the World Health Organization classified Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, as a “probable carcinogen.” But does that make Moore a Monsanto lobbyist? Apparently not.
Instead, Patrick Moore is a former Greenpeace member and an ecology PhD with an unusual history. He is an ardent proponent of genetically modified crops and a vocal skeptic of man-made climate change. In 2014, he testified to a U.S. Senate committee that there is “no scientific proof” that humans are driving the global warming.
“[Moore] is seen by some environmentalists as the most brazen of the spin doctors they face,” the Guardian’s George Monbiot wrote at the time.
There you have it. Moore, may not be a paid lobbyist, but he definitely does have an agenda based on monetary gain. Moore has earned his living since the early 1990’s primarily by consulting for, and publicly speaking for a wide variety of corporations and lobby groups such as the Nuclear Energy Institute. Moore has also been attacked by Greenpeace, who Moore was a founding member. Greenpeace asserts Moore has flip flopped on his earlier views, and is now a spokesman for nuclear energy, denying Climate Change.
The below video went viral, the facts surrounding the video as they pertain to Moore were false. He is not a lobbyist for Monsanto. He is a man who has changed his views over the years.