Weaponized Food

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“Food is constantly implicated in economic and political processes, as well as in social and historical processes… Because of the recent events in the Middle East, even something as innocent looking as a ground chickpea ball can be used as a weapon of sorts.” (Yael Raviv)

(Quoted by Dene Mullen, “Does Egypt have the best falafel in the world”? BBC.com, 7-16-19)

Exploding falafel is on a par with the heart attack sandwiches flogged relentlessly by American fast food giants: stealth bombs targeting a population in the belly.

I wonder if the bacon cheeseburger will poison the West slowly but surely just as leached wine flagon lead is said to have poisoned Rome?

(c) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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