The story of an environmental scientist in the crosshairs of an herbicide manufacturer

The New Yorker has a fascinating story about a scientist who has spent his career studying the link between the herbicide atrazine and hormonal changes in humans and animals. Tyrone Hayes was one of the first scientists to find evidence of feminization in frogs linked to atrazine and the findings kicked off two decades of conflict between himself and Syngenta, the herbicide's manufacturer. At various points, Hayes felt like he was being watched and that there was attack campaign directed solely at him — both his professional life and his personal one. Turns out, he was right.