genetically modified food

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Any food genetically modified to resist or tolerate pesiticides, insects, or viruses, or to decrease spoilage, produce antibodies, decrease fatty acid synthesis, or increase production of certain amino acids

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.

genetically modified food

Any crop or agricultural product altered by biological engineering for drought resistance, increased growth, resistance to pests or pesticides, prolonged shelf-life, altered textures or flavors, or other economically or commercially desirable characteristics. Promoters of genetically modified foods point to their improved yields (which may have a beneficial impact on agricultural profits or world hunger). Opponents of genetic modification have raised concerns about its effects on ecosystems, human food allergies, and religious dietary laws.
Synonym: bioengineered food
See also: food
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And that is, until we know the truth, the Government must halt the growth, production and sale of all Frankenstein food in this country.
Ladette culture gets a mention, as does the full monty, defined as 'the whole thing', and Frankenstein food, the term used to refer to goods containing genetically-modified substances.
How strange, then, that the campaign group GM Free Cymru has discovered that there have been virtually no tests on the effects of eating what is popularly called Frankenstein food.
The move to stop serving so-called Frankenstein Food at Eton College has been welcomed by the boys' father, Prince Charles.
The next, we're fretting in case they're Frankenstein food.
They're Frankenstein food, they're Prince Charles's pet hate, people are more concerned about GM crops than BSE.
Scientists from all over the world will look at the safety and possible benefits of so-called Frankenstein Food.
Mr Blair referred to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics report which found that so-called Frankenstein Food could bring great benefits to consumers and help prevent global hunger.
Neighbours and environmentalists were alarmed that our countryside is being used for Frankenstein food experiments.
The scandal of genetically modified produce - Frankenstein food - is not just that scientists' assurances as to its safety sound disturbingly similar to what they said about British beef.
A NEW probe has been ordered into the scientist who sparked off the Frankenstein Food controversy.
THE scientist who sparked the Frankenstein food scare told MPs last night: "I would do it all again.