Dr. Tyrone Hayes

Ceres Trust provides support for the research of independent scientist Dr. Tyrone Hayes through the Beyond Pesticides Fund for Independent Science.

“Dr. Hayes was thirty-one when he first started studying atrazine. He was a promising researcher who had come to academia from atypical circumstances: he grew up in a poor, segregated neighborhood in South Carolina and later won a scholarship to Harvard, but didn’t feel at home in the élite circles he suddenly found himself in. Perhaps as a result, Hayes has been vehemently outspoken in his ongoing battle with Syngenta, and hasn’t always fit in among the polite protocols that often govern such debates.” –New Yorker

Silencing the Scientist: Tyrone Hayes on Being Targeted by Herbicide Firm Syngenta, a piece done by Democracy Now!

In this short documentary from the New Yorker, The Biologist Who Challenged Agribusiness, Hayes returns to the neighborhood where he grew up and discusses his winding life path and what drives him to keep fighting his long, uphill battle.