Biology Fortified, Inc. Mission Statement

Biology Fortified, Inc. (BFI) is an independent educational non-profit organization incorporated in Wisconsin. Our mission is to strengthen the public discussion of issues in biology, with particular emphasis on genetics and genetic engineering in agriculture.

To carry out this mission, BFI will focus on four major areas:

  1. Educate and engage members of the public both through online content and in-person events.
    • Online content will primarily be presented through the Biofortified Blog on the BFI website, with accompanying discussion on each post, and promoted through social medial platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
    • Maintain a public Forum on the BFI website for members of the public to discuss topics related to the core mission.
    • In-person events may include events organized by BFI or those organized by outside entities.
  2. Reach out to people who hold differing points of view to promote inclusive discussion. Commit to transparency and ethical conduct, while promoting the importance of these values.
    • To encourage transparency and community, we encourage visitors to complete a profile.
    • We seek out people with diverse opinions via social media and encourage them to engage in conversations on the Biofortified Blog and Forum.
  3. Promote two-way communication between the scientific community and the public.
    • Provide a platform where experts can publish content and interact with the public, through guest posts or authorship on the Biofortified Blog and other resources.
    • Provide editorial services and advice to scientists on how to communicate with the public using social media.
    • Connect specific scientific experts with journalists, policy makers, and others seeking expertise.
  4. Provide expert scientific analyses to support the public good and the scientific community. Generate public resources to promote accessibility and comprehension of the scientific literature.
    • This includes the Genetic Engineering Risk Atlas (GENERA), a searchable database of peer-reviewed research on the relative risks of genetically engineered crops.