The Biofortified Blog

I mentioned before that something seemed to be different about the science blogging world. Several genetic-engineering-centric blogs have cropped up, bringing some in-depth discussion of this field to the internet. In a discussion with someone else online, they suggested – wouldn’t it be great if there was a group of scientists who could respond to news about GE crops? I’ve had similar thoughts as well.

Well after a month or two of work, I’ve built a home for such a group, and invited some blogging scientists to contribute. Behold: The Biofortified Blog!

The scientists we have so far are:

Pamela Ronald, Ph.D. of Tomorrow’s Table.

David Tribe, Ph.D. of GMO Pundit.

Anastasia Bodnar, of Genetic Maize.

And Your’s Truly, of Right Here.

We’ll be posting our introductions one at a time, when each of us has the time to get things uploaded. Pam Ronald, for example, is in Bangladesh right now doing stuff with rice, and I’m still unpacking my stuff from moving into a new house. Everyone’s busy! We also have another grad student interested in joining the team at Biofortified, and has done some work with public acceptance of papaya, as soon as she has the time she might educate us all about communicating about genetic engineering!

The site had its debut yesterday with Welcome to Biofortified, and today I uploaded my introductory post. I’m working on one about food fears to work with the theme of Halloween. But I can’t finish that tonight – I have to go to Freak Fest!

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Karl Haro von Mogel

Karl Haro von Mogel serves as BFI’s Director of Science and Media and as Co-Executive Editor of the Biofortified Blog. He has a PhD in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from UW-Madison with a minor in Life Sciences Communication. He is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar researching citrus genetics at UC Riverside.