American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The production of pharmaceuticals from genetically altered plants or animals.
- from pharmaceutical + farming (Wiktionary)
- Blend of pharmaceutical and farming, gerund of farm. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Notice that pharming is expected to increase the value of animals dramatically.”
“In general, animal pharming is considered to be 5 to 10 times more economical on a continuing basis and 2 to 3 times cheaper in start-up costs than cell culture production methods.”
“As a production method, animal pharming is entirely unprecedented and is likely to undergo significant evaluation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”
“The blood is developed by using hematopoietic cells taken from umbilical cords in a process called 'pharming' - using genetically engineered plants or animals to create mass quantities of useful substances.”
“I work with about 30 schools a year, high schools around the country, and all kids talk about now is pharming, which is prescription drugs.”
“Some of them were people I never suspected to be the "pharming" type.”
“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, defines "pharming" as "swapping prescription and/or over-the-counter medications and taking them all at once, often with alcohol, to get high -- has become a popular and dangerous trend among teens.”
“The rice from California-based "pharming" firm Ventria Bioscience was designed to synthesize a human immune protein.”
“This powerful new use of biotechnology is called "pharming" and it poses a very real threat to our personal and environmental health-and phrankly, I, for one, am phed up!”
“Many college students report what they call "pharming": using stimulants for recreation, to work more efficiently, and to lessen the need for sleep.”
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Cribbed from Transhumanist Terminology at aleph.se, which has definitions, and is itself based on the Lextropicon.
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