Food as a Weapon


Pepper is a spice found in almost every household. But in recent news it’s got a bad wrap as the weapon Pepper Spray, used against peaceful protesters and Black Friday shopping competition.

At the Village Voice, Robert Sietsema has come up with a list of five foods that could be turned into weapons. Some of his suggestions for future weapons: cabernet sauvignon vinegar, okra slime, and Taiwanese stinky tofu:

“Cabernet Sauvignon Vinegar — Put this incredibly strong acid in the hoses and point them at those OWS wusses, and they’ll be weeping the moment it gets into their eyes. Save the runoff for a vinaigrette to be used by Bloomberg’s private chef.”

via 3quarksdaily

LaToya Jordan is a writer from Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, Thick-Skinned Sugar (Finishing Line Press, 2015) and her work has been listed as notable in Best American Essays 2016. Her writing has appeared in Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Mom Egg Review, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, and more. Visit her at More from this author →