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Plant Plushies™

Plant genetics, biotechnology, and issues in food and agriculture can be difficult to teach to new audiences. But it’s easy to learn when you’re cuddling adorable Plant Plushies™!

Our successful Kickstarter campaign brought Frank N. Foode™ to life! We have a limited number of Frank N. Foode™ corn and Lanakila Ānuenue papaya Plant Plushies™ that you can take home.

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Plant Plushies™

Biology Fortified, Inc. intends to make a line of Plant Plushies™ to help teach about plant biology, genetics, agriculture, and food, beginning with the Frank N. Foode™ and Lanakila Papaya plushies. If you want to suggest the next plant for us to plush-ify, contact us!

Use the Plushies button to select a single Frank N. Foode™ or Lanakila Papaya plushie or autographed book. Choose a Sustaining Membership level of Gene Jockey or higher (or make a one-time donation over the gift’s value) and contact us to get one of these gifts as a thank you! All donations may be tax-deductible in the United States.

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Frank N. Foode™: $25

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Your very own loveable Frank N. Foode™, the plushie that started it all! Based on an original design by one of our founders, Karl Haro von Mogel, this Frank N. Foode™ plushie helps people learn about biotechnology and have fun at the same time. Take him with you to the farmer’s market, on farm tours, hiking in the mountains, or traveling overseas! You can become part of Frank’s story when you share your adventures online. Follow Frank on Twitter or Facebook, and learn about science!

Order ten or more of any combination of plushies and get a free exclusive tote bag! Contact us directly for details!

Lanakila Ānuenue Papaya

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Introducing our new plush character, Lanakila Ānuenue Papaya! Our readers overwhelmingly voted for the Hawaiian Papaya to be our next plushie, and our artist created a very creative character! Follow Lanakila on Twitter to learn about papayas, biotechnology, and agriculture in Hawaii!

Our design features a cute papaya fruit with a papaya leaf forming a “hand”, a papaya flower decorating its head, and a small papaya leaf as a reminder about the impact of the ringspot disease on papaya farms.

Lanakila means “triumphant” in Hawaiian, and Ānuenue means “rainbow”, named after the Rainbow Papaya which was genetically engineered to fight off the papaya ringspot virus.

Lanakila is gender-neutral. Papaya plants are fascinating and can be male, female, both male and female, and there are also “fruiting males.” We want to educate people about the diversity in plants, so your papaya plushie can be whatever you prefer! “Lanakila” is gender-neutral, while “Lana” is feminine and “Kila” is masculine. Choose the name that suits your papaya.

Order ten or more of any combination of plushies and get a free exclusive tote bag! Contact us directly for details!

Autographed Tomorrow’s Table: $30

Tomorrow's Table book cover

An autographed copy of “Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food” by Pamela Ronald and Raoul Adamchak. This book is for consumers, farmers, and policy decision makers who want to make food choices and policy that will support ecologically responsible farming practices. It is also for anyone who wants accurate information about organic farming, genetic engineering, and their potential impacts on human health and the environment.

Silver Bullet Package: $500

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For when you need to take it all in one shot. A beautiful silver Frank N. Foode™ plush, lovingly handcrafted by Karl. Includes a regular Frank plush, a Hawaiian Papaya plush, and an exclusive embroidered tote bag (photoshop mockup shown – appearance may differ).

There will only be ten total Silver Bullet Frank N. Foode™ plushies ever made. There are seven left from our Kickstarter fundraiser, and no more will ever be made. Each is numbered. Contact us directly for details!

Golden Grain Package

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Enrich your life. A spectacular golden Frank N. Foode™ plush, lovingly handcrafted by Karl. Includes a regular Frank plush, a Hawaiian Papaya plush, and an exclusive embroidered tote bag (photoshop mockup shown – appearance may differ). Plus, pre-release review of draft versions of Cooking with Frank N. Foode videos!

There will only be five total Golden Grain Frank N. Foode™ plushies ever made. There is only one left from our Kickstarter fundraiser, and no more will ever be made. Each is numbered. Contact us directly for details!

Adopt-a-Crop: $5,000

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Work with us to design a creative plush character to represent your favorite crop. Biotech or conventionally-bred plants are welcome. You could choose one of the two described here, other than the papaya which is already being made. We will produce 250 plushies with your design, and send you up to 50 of them. Together, we will craft a special scientific message to go with this plush. BFI will retain the copyrights to any resulting plush design and materials. Please contact us to discuss details.