Frankenfood


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Frankenfood

A popular, generic term of uncertain utility for any food product produced by recombinant DNA technology (e.g., the genetically engineered tomato); fanicifully named after Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

ge·net·i·cal·ly mod·i·fied food

(jĕ-net'ik-ă-lē mod'i-fīd fūd)
Scientifically altered foodstuffs intended to limit exposure of the plants or animals to disease or spoilage. Concerns about safety and efficacy have been raised worldwide.
Synonym(s): frankenfood.
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