Biology Fortified (BFI) is launching a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to fund the creation of 500 copies of their blog mascot, Frank N. Foode™. Frank N. Foode™, an adorable plush GM corn, was first handcrafted in 2009 by Karl Haro von Mogel to remind us of the important role that agriculture plays in our everyday lives.
This iconic symbol has gotten his photo taken with people, plants, and in exotic places, all to help make the science of biotechnology fun and approachable. “Over the years, we have found that our Frank character has been popular with most people we encounter, and many of our readers want one of their own so they can take their own pictures with him and be a part of the discussion,” said Karl Haro von Mogel of Biology Fortified.
Rewards for donating to this campaign include the Frank N. Foode™ plush, autographed books, dinners with bloggers, and much more. Anastasia Bodnar, Board Member of BFI, commented that “these rewards were selected with three goals in mind – rewarding backers of the campaign, and furthering our mission to promote science and critical thinking while having fun at the same time.”
The Frank N. Foode™Kickstarter campaign must raise $10,000 in just 30 days. If the goal is not achieved, they go home empty handed. If more than $10,000 is raised, stretch goals include an exclusive t-shirt, and the potential development of a plush Hawaiian Papaya, Indian Eggplant, or Florida Orange. The campaign ends on March 7, 2014.
BIO encourages you to check out the campaign and spread the word on this wonderful cause.
Biology Fortified, Inc. (BFI) is an independent, non-profit organization devoted to fostering science-based discussion about issues in biology, plant genetics, and agriculture. BFI’s mascot is Frank N. Foode™, your friendly neighborhood genetically modified organism (GMO). This cute corn plush has gotten his photo taken with people, plants, and in exotic places, all to help make the science of biotechnology fun and approachable.