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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The strength of this book is that the authors of The Frankenfood Myth are clearly very knowledgeable in the area of policy and regulation as it relates to gene-spliced crops.
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Nanotech is in danger of becoming another Frankenfood controversy.
If you think sweatshops, Frankenfood and the WTO are good things, then it's time to check your head
Unless the frankenfood scientists have already developed a strain of rice that grows on trees, I'm pretty sure she meant arborio rice, the kind used to make risotto.
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The safety officer for this line of work will be the Frankenfood monitor, a technician who ensures that GM foods like fast-growing fish and frost-resistant super fruits don't get out of control.
During these Frankenfood Days of Action--organized by the Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC), the Council of Canadians, and other health and environmental groups--activists paraded their costumes, songs, and slogans at supermarkets, corporate headquarters, and town squares to illustrate the potential dangers of genetically engineered foods, which now include everything from french fries to infant formula.
It has yet to be established that genetically engineered rice is not a Frankenfood.