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  • n. genetically modified food


Blend of Frankenstein and food, Dr Frankenstein being the creator of the monster in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, the monster being constructed from parts from several bodies (Wiktionary)



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  • It appears the wiktionary definition has taken a cowardly "neutral point of view" style definition.

    When we use a term like frankenfood, we invoke images of mad scientists creating things that turn upon their creators. The gist of a term like this is to imply that the food will cause us harm in the future.

    A genetically modified food term on the other hand doesn't come with the mad science hyperbole.

    October 15, 2015