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Frankenfood

noun; blending and clipping
Produce (meat, fruits, or vegetables) that has been genetically engineered to produce desirable traits, esp. those with the admixture of genes from very different organisms. This is a combination of "food" with the highly derived "franken", from Frankenstein, which has come to mean anything patched together piecemeal in an undesireable way. Derogatory, alarmist term for bioengineered produce.
 
Etymology : franken 'first part of Frankenstein' + food 'food'
Source : Probably Jeremy Rifkin or somebody.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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