Greenwash (was Re: "Frankenfood" in South Africa)

Bruce K. Dykes bkd at GRAPHNET.COM
Tue Jul 20 09:58:25 UTC 1999

Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>     (Again, Mary Shelley really should have named Frankenstein's
> monster--Frankenstein is the doctor.)

I think the monster was named Adam, but I'll have to check. In any case,
the franken- prefix is a fantastic linguistic contribution, ranking
right up there with robot.

>     This is from pg. 58:
> dubbed "Frankenfoods."  Environmentalists warn we must beware of greenwash,
> the misinformation put out by scientists and economists the world over to
> legitimise their illegitimate experiments.  In researching this

This from the web

What exactly is Greenwash, you may ask?
     We consulted the dictionary and found the following definitions:

     green*wash: (gr~en-w^osh) -washers, -washing, -washed 1.) The
phenomenon of socially and environmentally destructive corporations
attempting to preserve and expand their markets by posing as friends of
the environment and leaders in the struggle to eradicate poverty. 2)
Environmental whitewash. 3) Hogwash.

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