How Food Can Be Used As A Political Weapon


Considered by the UN as a human right, food, like water, can be a powerful bargaining tool for people and governments alike. So, just how powerful is food?

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Russian food embargo leaves Europe with glut of fruit, pork and mackerel
“A glut of French pears, warehouses full of German sausage, rotting Polish peppers and unwanted Scottish mackerel: Russia’s move to ban European food imports in retaliation for EU sanctions is having a telling effect across a continent already slouching towards another recession.”

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