Forbidden Knowledge TV
May 18, 2015
Herpetologist Tyrone Hayes was a contract researcher for multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis in the late 1990s. Hayes said Novartis was promoting a cancer-causing herbicide, atrazine, in order to sell its anti-cancer drugs. In 2000 Novartis spun off its agribusiness into a new company, Syngenta. Tyrone Hayes told Democracy Now! that Syngenta, in order to suppress discovery of an insidious plot, pressured his university, UC Berkeley, to cut off Hayes’ grant funding; and that Syngenta even monitored his email.