Frankenfood Definition

A food that has been altered by genetic engineering.
Webster's New World
The definition of frankenfood is a negative slang term for food that has been genetically modified.
An example of Frankenfood is a loaf of bread made with Monsanto wheat.
An example of Frankenfood is a tomato that is modified to improve its ability to travel to the grocery store without bruising.

Origin of Frankenfood

  • 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

    From Wiktionary

  • Franken(stein) food

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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