Tyrone Hayes

Summary. Tyrone Hayes is a researcher at the University of California-Berkeley who claims his research shows that the herbicide atrazine harms frogs.

Faulty Science

Agenda. As an anti-atrazine activist, Hayes:

  • Recruits members to his anti-antrazine AtrazineLovers’ Network;
  • Encourages people to complain about [[atrazine]] to the EPA, Congress and Syngenta;
  • Has received funding from anti-pesticide activist groups like the World Wildlife Fund and the W. Alton Jones Foundation;
  • Is promoted by the anti-pesticide Natural Resources Defense Council;
  • Has received awards from anti-pesticide groups like Beyond Pesticides and the Pesticide Action Network (UK); and
  • Works with Environmental Media Services.

Hayes is also the subject of an filed by atrazine manufacturer Syngenta concerning taunting and obscene e-mails sent by Hayes to Syngenta.

Quotable Quotes.

  • I’m not offended by the term ‘activist. Greenwire, August 26, 2010.
  • I am biased because I’ve seen the data… I’m biased in that I don’t want [atrazine] in my water. Greenwire, August 26, 2010.

What Hayes’ victims have to say.

Other Resources.

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