What Are Food Terrorists? [Headlines]

Several arrests were made in Orlando, Florida because people were handing out free food to the homeless. ‘What is the crime in feeding the hungry?’ ask supporters of Food Not Bombs.

Think of “food terrorism” and what do you see? Diabolical plots to taint items on grocery-store shelves?

If you are Buddy Dyer, the mayor of Orlando, Florida, you might be thinking of a group feeding the homeless and hungry in one of your city parks. That is what Dyer is widely quoted as calling the activists with the Orlando chapter of Food Not Bombs – “food terrorists”. In the past few weeks, no less than 21 people have been arrested in Orlando, the home of Disney World, for handing out free food in a park. Guardian.

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