意味・語源:Meaning / Origin




Meaning / Origin

“Frankenfoods” is a word that means “genetically modified food.” A coined word that combines “Frankenstein” and “foods”.

* What is “Frankenstein”?
A British horror novel written in the early 1800s. The scientist “Frankenstein” begins to be interested in the contraindication of creating life, and finally succeeds in creating life using the corpse in the graveyard. But what he created was an ugly and horrifying monster. Many people mistakenly think that the name of a monster is “Frankenstein” in Japan, but in fact, it is the name of a scientist. Monsters have no name.

“Genetically modified foods” are created by humans by manipulating genes, not by life born naturally. The coined word was born because the background is similar to the story of Frankenstein.


English Speaker

使い方:How to use
The soybean used in this tofu isn’t Frankenfoods, right? [この豆腐に使われてる大豆って、遺伝子組み換え大豆じゃないよね?]



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