The initial reports were that it would ingest anything organic.
You know, trees, grass, dead soldiers littering a battlefield.
That kind of stuff.
I'm sure the robot's designers thought headlines like these wouldn't lead to any kind of stir, kerfluffle, backlash or double-takes.
Sadly, that's not what happened, so we get a, ahem, "clarification" that involves THE BEST ON THE RECORD STATEMENT IN RECORDED HISTORY:
He then went on to drop as many earthy-crunchy eco-buzzwords as possible, probably wrinkling his brow in confusion at the way the reporter kept rewinding the tape of his previous statement, listening to it, muttering "they said the medication would keep this happening again" and playing it AGAIN.