We pharyngulated ’em

Frank N. Foods reports that Biofortified, a science-based blog about plant genetics, gathered more votes than the closest challenger on the changemaker “GMO risk or rescue” competition by a 2-to-1 margin. How did this happen? The science blogging community Pharyngulated the competition thanks to a post by PZ Myers. When the opposition protested in a somewhat unethical manner, PZ hit them again. Although the votes are not final, it looks like biofortified may have won the grand prize- a conversation wtih Michael Pollan about plant genetics. Thanks everyone for your support.


  1. #1 Peter Lund
    November 6, 2009

    On a completely unrelated note:

    You might want to replace the 227KB 1960×3010 image of yourself with a much smaller 5-10K one of the right size (150×230). Not only will it load faster, it will also look better because web browsers typically don’t use the best (read: slowest) downscaling algorithms.

  2. #2 Pam Ronald
    October 31, 2009

    Thank you PeterM and thank you all science bloggers. It was amazing to see the power of the community. Together we can change the world.

  3. #3 PeterM
    October 31, 2009

    I did my bit 🙂

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