Karl Haro von Mogel

Karl Haro von Mogel

Biology Fortified, Inc.

Science & Media Director

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Published on Oct 31, 2018

October 31 2018 Update

In the past two months, we have been working on new analyses of our experiment images, and there is a role for some of you to help! We would also like to share our thoughts on how we would like to ...

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Published on Aug 29, 2018

August 2018 Update

Dear GMO Corn Experiment participants and supporters,Thank you so much for your patience. We deeply apologize for the delay in releasing the data.  We are working toward publication as quickly as w...

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Published on Aug 10, 2017

Corn Experiment Survey - Complete by August 25!

Today, we announced that the GMO Corn Experiment is entering its final stage. We're getting ready to submit our paper for publication, and we want to credit you in the paper if you participated in ...

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Published on Aug 10, 2017

Final steps of the experiment!

I'm exited to announce today that our first Citizen Science experiment, the "GMO Corn Experiment" is entering its final stage. It has been a long time coming, and I know each and every one of our p...

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Published on Jun 15, 2016

GMO Corn Experiment ends June 27!

Last fall, we launched our first Citizen Science experiment, the GMO Corn Experiment, to test whether squirrels and other wild animals avoid eating GMOs if given the choice. After a lightning fast ...

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Published on Dec 21, 2015

December update: First deadline Jan 15

Dear citizen scientists,We have an important update for our GMO Corn Experiment citizen scientists. The first data collection period is ending soon - January 15.Experiment ProgressThank you so much...

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Published on Nov 15, 2015

300 kits still available

We've received a phenomenal response from hundreds of interested citizen scientists, and over 600 experiment kits have already been shipped out, delivered, and are being opened and set up!If you mi...

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Published on Nov 04, 2015

If you already signed up, ignore the previous lab note

Dear Backers,An hour ago I sent out a lab note asking for you to sign up to receive your experiment kit. If you have already filled out the Google Form to sign up, you do not need to fill it out ag...

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Published on Nov 04, 2015

Sign up now to receive a kit! (If you haven't already)

Dear backers,Thank you very much for supporting The GMO Corn Experiment! Thanks to you and many others we have raised enough to make 982 kits, and ship hundreds out to you and to the many schools t...

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Dear Chris, We are very sorry you have been caught up in this. The initial raters did a great job. We will certainly acknowledge all of the students including yourself in the paper as promised. The data you helped produce was analyzed and presented in poster form and for a talk at ASPB 2017, and is not being thrown out. We are grateful for your help, and will make sure that the world sees the results of your work and that you were a part of it! As we explained, there were multiple factors contributing to the delay, which we very much regret for our part. We hope to have another update in the next month or so as these analyses progress.
Aug 29, 2018
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Hi Adrienne, We've still got a few kits, and all we ask is something to cover shipping at this point. Send us an email at support@gmoexperiment.com and we'll get you fixed up!
Oct 14, 2016
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Hi Sherry, you can still get a kit if you would like to participate in the experiment. Send us an email at support@gmoexperiment.com and we'll hook you up!
Oct 12, 2016
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Hi Jonathan, the final deadline for all experiments has not yet been set, but it will likely be sometime in late May or June. I would advise just waiting until the weather is good for doing the last experiment - no need to hurry!
Feb 17, 2016
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Hi Lindley, Sorry about the quality issue! It sounds like a bad one slipped through. It was a mad dash to get them all packed and ready to ship. I would rather have you get a good kit that will work well for you (and make great data for us), so if you like, we will ship you a new kit that should be better.
Dec 11, 2015
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Hi Maureen, I see that the kit has now been delivered. We held off on bringing the kits to the post office for a couple days to finish testing the web interface for submitting data. Good luck with the experiment!
Nov 15, 2015
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Dear Natalie, Thanks for your interest! Yes, you can still donate and sign up for the experiment by visiting http://www.biofortified.org/experiment/ We have about 300 experiment kits left, but they are going fast. I hope you will be able to join us in this first-of-a-kind experiment! Regards, Karl
Nov 15, 2015
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No worries there! Funds are being channeled to the kiddos, some schools will be getting multiple kits, too!
Nov 04, 2015
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We received a couple questions about the signups - if you have already signed up using the form, you do not need to sign up again.
Nov 04, 2015
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One could certainly test the impact of the GMO and non-GMO label on the outcome of the experiment, and that would be more of a test of human attitudes (or squirrels that can read). But for some volunteers they would likely be upset about being 'tricked' so we thought to avoid that possibility altogether. We're taking the time and making the effort to unbias the experiment by choosing ears that look similar to each other and barcoding them so that the experiment can proceed without label-based tweaks. At least until the squirrels decipher the code to defeat our precautions!
Oct 20, 2015
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Science has the amazing power to put our ideas, assumptions, and expectations to the test!
Oct 17, 2015
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Yes, and the communication challenges are different for each audience. Experiment.com makes us keep the explanations short, but we're writing up more descriptions to publish as Lab Notes and blog posts to delve into the finer points of each issue. Every experiment is flawed - but this will be the best experiment that has ever tested this question! (Fingers crossed!)
Oct 17, 2015
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