Help Bring Frank N. Foode to Life!

Update 3/15/14:

Thanks to plenty of generous support I am pleased to see that the campaign to bring Frank N. Foode to life has been successful! They even raised enough money to produce a second plush, a GE papaya.

Donate to Bring Frank N. Foode to Life.

It is no secret that I’m a big fan of the folks at Biology Fortified, Inc. (BFI) and all the work they do to educate and facilitate a rational discourse about plant biology, genetics, and modern breeding technology through their website, social media, and in person. The Biofortified blog, authored by a variety of scientists and students, always has an interesting post and often addresses current controversies in agriculture and biotechnology. The BFI forum also offers a civil atmosphere in which to ask questions and discuss. The folks at BFI have also undertaken the ambitious project of cataloging peer-reviewed research on the safety of genetically engineered crops into a searchable database called the GENetic Engineering Risk Atlas (GENERA).

Now the good people at BFI are embarking on another venture, to bring their spectacled, white haired (or maybe those are tassels) corn mascot Frank N. Foode to life.

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Frank N. Foode

The original Frank N. Foode plush was designed and made by Karl Haro von Mogel, a Ph.D. Candidate in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics and generally crafty person, and has since traveled the world getting his picture taken while starting conversations about science and agriculture. Right from the start Frank was a real hit!

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Michael Pollan w/ Anastasia Bodnar & Karl Haro von Mogel, two of the brains behind BFI, pose w/ Frank.

Frank has been so popular that over the years BFI has received many requests from others asking if they could buy their own plush Frank N. Foode. And after a well executed April Fools prank demand only skyrocketed. I think Frank is so nifty that I even dressed up as him for Halloween one year.

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Yes, I am a dork.

Finally you may get a chance to own a Frank N. Foode plushie of your very own! The folks at BFI have set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to redesign and mass produce Frank N. Foode plushies. So if you want to help make this project a reality (and get some cool prizes) then click the link at the top of the page to donate.

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