new term?

World Wide Words Michael at QUINION.DEMON.CO.UK
Mon Jul 12 07:50:31 UTC 1999

> In today's (Sunday, July 11th) SF Chronicle there is an
> article on bioengineered crops.  They comment that the
> resistance to such genetic interference in food is quite high
> in Europe - where it's referred to as "Frankenfood."  Hadn't
> heard that before.

It's pretty common in Britain, and has been so for the past
couple of years, though 'Frankenstein food' runs it pretty close
in some newspapers. I've also seen 'frankenplant' for a
genetically-modified plant.

Michael B Quinion     <words at>     Thornbury, Bristol, UK
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