F for Frankenfood #AtoZChallenge

Frankenfood

Meaning: any genetically modified plant or animal foodstuff

Etymology: Frankenstein + food

Pronunciation: Fran·ken·food

Usage in a sentence: ‘Do the corporations behind frankenfoods have no ethics at all?’

frankenfood

Frankenfoods basically refer to foods which are scary, because they are genetically modified. You may not know it, but some of the healthy foods that you eat are Frankenfoods too! The consumption of these scary foods is probably the cause behind allergies, organ defects, and *gulps* cancer.

It’s more of an American phenomenon. To be specific, USA. And the people out there are pretty aware about the negative effects of consuming these genetically engineered foods. The Non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to clearly labeling and independently verifying foods that don’t contain GMO ingredients. Makes it easier for the consumer to make the right decision while purchasing, doesn’t it?

So, what’s scarier according to you? Frankenstein or Frankenfoods? Comment below 🙂

~Word-scavenger

Information sourced at care2.com and Experience Life

 

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35 Comments Add yours

  1. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Frankenfoods, I think. My diet is scary as it is, so thinking of food that’s scary is scarier. 🙂

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      True that 😀

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  2. My Era says:

    As if we didn’t already have enough unhealthy habits and addictions that USA chose to introduce Frankenfoods. Man wants to change the genetics of every damn thing, didn’t spare food too.

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      I know right. Maybe some GMO food would inspire us to find alien life? Maybe that’s the whole plot behind it? 😛

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  3. Shilpa Garg says:

    OMG!! Why would anybody want to genetically modify food which have such scary effects? Greed I suppose!!

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      I agree. It’s like wanting to resurrect the dead. We want to do that for greed too, right? 🙂

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  4. Sunila Vig says:

    Madness. Mithila I would choose Frankenstein over the food any day. I am a yoga n well-being teacher and love good simple healthy food 😉

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Yes, at least we can run away from Frankenstein and hide somewhere 😀
      I’m no fan of exercise, but I love eating fresh fruits and vegetable salads. They’re so yummy and nutritious 🙂

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  5. Shalzzz says:

    That definitely is scary. But glad that you came up with this word. People should know!

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      That’s exactly why I selected this word. Thank you, Shalini 🙂

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  6. I had zero idea of this word. Thank you for aiding my vocabulary. 😀

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      I hope you do check out the Frankenfoods and avoid consumption as far as possible. Thank you for stopping by, Ramya 🙂

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  7. Modern Gypsy says:

    Frankenfoods are certainly scarier! But I think it’s more than just GMO foods – it’s anything that’s chemically created – so all your hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, chemicals, preservatives etc make foods fankenfoods, and I don’t think that’s restricted to USA. Though it is much higher there – as of now at least.

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Actually, GMO foods are the ones which are given to us by genetically modified plants. So we see that it is a tomato, but in reality, it is a GMO tomato!

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  8. Genetically modified food is everywhere in America’s supermarkets and restaurants. And since it’s not labeled, most of us have no idea how much of it we’re eating — or how much it’s affecting our health. American foodies are a sophisticated and discerning bunch.

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      The Non-GMO project is whole-heartedly working on identifying and labelling such products for the consumer’s benefit. However, as you pointed out, if it’s in an already cooked dish at a restaurant, we have no idea how much we are consuming!

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  9. Now you’ve opened a Pandora’s box with this one, Mithila. I could go on and on about Frankenfoods and the Frankensteins who create and promote it.
    I don’t eat packaged stuff if I don’t know what’s gone into it and I have a long black list of Frankenrestaurants. 🙂

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Whoa. Frankenrestaurants is a new word! 🙂
      It’s great that you are aware about these type of foods and are doing your best to avoid its consumption. Do pass on the message so all of us benefit 🙂

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  10. kalaravi16 says:

    Frankenfoods…omg are way scarier! I am almost certain we in India too are inflicted by this terrible bug! I have observed how the veggies in the supermarkets differ drastically from those seen in small rural places. Whats gonna happen to us I wonder 😦
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Yes, I find that every tomato tastes different, and the beetroots are bitter sometimes 😦

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  11. Rajlakshmi says:

    and the fear of Frankenfood is making me start my own he and vegetable garden.

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      I second that! Tomatoes, chillies, and coriander gardens. Done 😀

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  12. Rian Durant says:

    Frankenfood is definitely scarier. Who knows what we swallow when we eat our fav chocolate. Brrr…

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      I know right! If chocolate is the next GMO food, I wonder what will happen to chocoholics 😦

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  13. Frankenstein + food. Well, that definitely sounds like my mother-in-law’s cooking 😛

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Gosh, Soumya 😛

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  14. inquisitivegeet says:

    Frankenfood looks scary man! Nothing that we consume is pure. Bloody every single thing is aduterated or genetically modified. Milk, fruits, veggies, meat, eggs, nothing is pure. Where do we? Should we survive by just eating air? O yes, that’s not pure as well..

    Thanks for bringing it the light Mithila.

    Cheers
    Geets

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Maybe we should survive with the idea that we are eating healthy food. Just survive with that thought. Only concentrate on that thought as we meditate at the peak of Himalayas 😛

      Jokes apart, it really is a concern. I do hope they find a solution soon. The only problem is figuring out the identity of ‘they’.

      I’m glad this post was informative, Geetika 🙂

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  15. Beat About The Book says:

    That’s another new word for me. Frankenfood – not a very comfortable idea and as scary as it’s dad – Frankenstein.

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Ohno *hides face*
      I hope you’ve gained more knowledge about GMO foods through my post 🙂

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  16. aseemrastogi2 says:

    I want to meet the person who came with this word :P. Hahaha! Quite a creative one to have linked Frankenstein with food ;).

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      I know right! Some people are so good at creating words, and some of us just like quoting those words to prove how smart we are. 😛

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  17. the little princess says:

    what’s with these Frankenstein emoticons?!! 😛
    The frankenfood is everywhere! it is up to us to be careful not to end up that in out tummies!

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

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  18. 2 AM Writer says:

    What an amazing collection of words, Mithila! Cheers 🙂 I don’t know what’s scarier though… I going with the mad scientist 🙂

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  19. G Angela says:

    another new word, and am glad to be enlightened about GMO foods. thanks for sharing !

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