genetically modified food

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Practical implementation of genetically modified foods labeling, however, affects the operations of the agrifood marketing chain because it requires identity preservation (separation) of genetically modified and conventional foodstuffs, from seed to the supermarket shelf.
said the government needs to press WTO cases against the EU and China while continuing to advertise the benefits of genetically modified foods.
Market Evidence of Consumer Response to Mandated Genetically Modified Food Labels, Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Leonie A Marks, and Steven S.
Greenpeace notes that China has been investing considerably in genetically modified food research in recent years, despite the lack of a credible, independent system of supervision and inspection.
In the September 27th Issue of Food Nutrition & Science, A Utah Farmer Tells How Improved Housing and Beds for Their Cows Has Increased Milk Production; Other Articles Include Surprising Survey Results on Genetically Modified Foods and More.
religious traditions and genetically modified foods.
MORE people in Britain are turning against genetically modified food.
The Bush administration has requested the formation of a World Trade Organisation dispute panel as the US presses ahead with a case against the EU over genetically modified food.
As a genetically modified food, however, the ultimate acceptance of the potatoes by the world community remains a big unknown.
corn growers have lost more than $814 million in foreign sales over the past five years as a result of restrictions on genetically modified food imports imposed by Europe, Japan and other world buyers, according to the American Corn Growers Association.
EUROPE: The Lutheran World Federation, the World Council of Churches and the aid organization Action by Churches are forming a team of experts to address food safety, justice and theological issues arising from the use of genetically modified food in countries facing famine and other hunger-related emergencies.
Time and again, the public met the introduction of genetically modified food with anxiety regarding its long-term effects.

Full browser ?