Berkeley Scientist Gets Gully In Emails To Shady Pesticide Company “I Ain’t Scared O’ You Mofos”

- By Bossip Staff Categories: A "Lil Positivity", F*ck a Thug, For Discussion

Tyrone Hayes Frog Scientist

Meet Dr. Tyrone Hayes, a PhD, tenured professor at UC Berkeley who also happens to be a frog lover that is quick to cuss out a muhfugga that tries to stand in the way of him doing the right thing.

In recent weeks, Hayes has been the subject of a number of articles, thanks to a string of emails he reportedly sent to employees at Syngenta, a Switzerland-based company that makes Atrazine, one of the most popular herbicides used in the world, despite being banned in the European Union.

Hayes has been at odds with Syngenta for over a decade, ever since he worked with the company as a consultant and his research showed Atrazine posed potential health hazards to animals and humans. According to his bio:

“My laboratory discovered that Atrazine — the world’s number one selling herbicide and most common contaminant of ground and surface water — is an endocrine disruptor that both chemically castrates and feminizes amphibians… More importantly, the underlying mechanism of Atrazine’s action has been identified in all vertebrate classes examined (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including humans) and likely increases the risk of breast cancer and prostate problems in rodent models and humans.

…I am attempting to educate the most susceptible populations about the dangers of pesticide exposure. In particular, I am concerned about the adverse impacts of Atrazine on endangered species and on racial/ethnic minorities. Prostate and breast cancer are two of the top causes of death in Americans age 25-40, but in particular Black and Hispanic Americans are several times more likely to die from these diseases. Ethnic minorities and people of low income are also more likely to hold the “unskilled” laborer positions in agriculture and pesticide production that would put them at higher risk of exposure and are least likely to have access to the emerging science demonstrating the dangers of exposure. Thus, this environmental and public health issue is also a racial/social justice issue because minority and working class people are the primary targets of pesticide exposure.”

Sounds like dangerous ish to us. This man seems kinda like a Black Erin Brockovich, shining the light on a greedy corporation’s unethical work.

Hayes is clearly an intelligent brother, unfortunately the public has been distracted from the value of his work thanks to the Syngenta Ethics Complaint which has drawn attention to Professor Hayes thuggin’ on them haters via email.

Keep reading for a look at his unorthodox emails and SMH-worthy hairstyles.


  • She said it.

    OMG!!! I thought that was Tavis Smiley. Whew……

  • notsomuch

    If you feeling froggy then jump.


    That is crazy…want to get your hair styled for free? Find out how at myhairparadise dot com

    • Bossip Is The Shiz

      lmao You know what? these posts can get annoying at times. But at this moment I see your ad has finally found it’s place. But besides Dr. Tyrone Hayes’s collection of hairstyles he seems to be very educated and very articulate in a way where he stays true to himself. His emails where quite entertaining to read.

  • sunflower

    He should be careful big corporations let nothing stand between them and profits. That company as well as many others know that they sell products that are harmful to people that’s why they pay off researchers and agencies to get their product to market.

  • Sanriobaby =^.^=

    I appluad anyone out there who’s speaking real truth. His tactics may be questionable, but he’s doing what’s necessary to get his message out there. Society is too easily distracted and uninformed, so it’s easy for the truth to be dismissed. Pesticides are benificial but have severe effects on our health. It’s almost impossible to escape, even our cotton is sprayed with this poision. That’s why we have to turn back the clocks and go back to organic farming. It costs more, but public health is most important.

    • Ike's Beyotch

      Good luck with that.

  • coldt7

    Finally, a real brother with GUTS,i love it!!!

  • Delight23

    hmm so because I called y’all tired azzes 5th graders you put my comments huh?

    up yours. (((insert flick of chin))). this doctor seems to be striving for and working on an awesome goal and you throw shade with comments about his hair.

  • ThickLikeCornbread

    Why is Dr. Tyrone acting a fool?!

  • 2Sweet

    I applaud Tyrone. Love men like him. A Ph.D yet stays true to himself and is making strides to benefit public health. Good for him. Younger brothers need to follow suit. But come on, we all love to laugh at a riddi ck hairstyle like his, right?!

  • LezBianBomb

    im from esl illinois and i had no idea this was going on

  • TruthSerum101

    “She Said It” I’ve got a life and a REAL job so I don’t hang out on this post. I read what I think is uplifting – and the doctor is. As for your ignorant remarks and your need to try to get me in some type of online argument – ****BLANK STARE*****


    Typo – a kook

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