the process of producing medically useful products from genetically modified plants and animals. Unabridged
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pharming1 (ˈfɑːmɪŋ)
the practice of rearing or growing genetically-modified animals or plants in order to develop pharmaceutical products
[C20: blend of pharmaceutical + farming]

pharming2 (ˈfɑːmɪŋ)
the practice of redirecting computer users from legitimate websites to fraudulent ones for the purposes of extracting confidential data
[C21: from farming in the sense of cultivating and harvesting; computer-hacker slang often replaces f with ph]

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Pharming is a dangerous scam that can affect whole groups of people at once.
As technology has advanced, attacks and scams have become more sophisticated, particularly in the areas of phishing and pharming.
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