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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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Leaving aside the health risks of such Frankenfoods, "these technologies will increase hunger in poor nations," Public Citizen argues.
The science is a volatile enterprise in more ways than one, and it will be some time before we know if it has given rise to Frankenfoods or a new age of bounty.
if labeling laws allowed consumers to find out about the Frankenfoods they were putting in their mouths.
GM foods are also known as superfoods, frankenfoods, genetically engineered foods, and transgenic foods.
Biotech foods, genetically engineered foods, genetically modified foods and Frankenfoods are names for the scientifically created foods that we are all eating today.
com) The success of the Denver effort in raising the level of debate over Frankenfoods in Colorado has inspired the Organic Consumers Association and a number of Green Party activists to discuss joining efforts with local activists (and national networks such as the Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods) to get city council resolutions and initiatives on the ballot all across the US.
Their scare tactics, including the use of ominous words such as frankenfoods, have created a climate in which many consumers would interpret labels on biotech products to mean that they were somehow more dangerous or less healthy than old-style foods.
Wind-blown pollen could kill milkweed plants, leaving Monarch butterflies no place to build their cocoons," naysayers add, dubbing the products Frankenfoods.
I agree with the critics that there should be mandatory testing of GM foods by an independent body and proper labeling, but the raucous cries of some leftists over Frankenfoods is about as impressive as Monsanto's web page with its testimonials to the virtues of Roundup Ready Canola.
To protect and defend Frankenfoods, Novartis has launched a new website: http://www.
FRANKENFOODS - those with genetically modified ingredients - are found mostly in budget foods.