We still need an idiomatic word for genetically modified food. GM suggests an automobile firm ("brake on GM food") and Frankenstein food sounds like a gaudy snack for children. Perhaps mengele food should be the term. It echoes mangle - and would be a continual reminder of the horrors perpetrated by a man curiously absent from all the new encyclopaedic dictionaries and even from the latest version of Hutchinson's handily hefty encyclopaedia.
AMONG THE books I might produce are Some Like It Shot, a history of blood sports, and Vole Bodies, on the effect of pesticides. Meanwhile, emergent is this neat pun, to pharm animals - that is, breed them for medical research. Not in any dictionary, it appeared in the Evening Standard.