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Recent Food Neologisms

A look at some of the newer words and phrases about food.

pink slime n. An industrial meat byproduct consisting of compressed low quality beef trimmings treated with ammonia gas and used as a filler for ground beef.

100-foot diet n. A diet that consists mostly or exclusively of food grown in one’s garden.

pollotarian n. A person who supplements a vegetarian diet with poultry. 

diabulimia n. An eating disorder in which a diabetic person attempts to lose weight by regularly omitting insulin injections.

window farm n. A small, vertical, hydroponic garden installed by a window and used for growing crops such as herbs and vegetables. 

embedded water n. Water used in the production of food. “New research shows that we throw away, on average, twice as much embedded water per year in the form of uneaten food as we use for washing and drinking.”

Courtesy of Word Spy, and Schott’s Vocab.

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