Alibi V.18 No.11 • March 12-18, 2009 

Food for Thought

Gruel and Unusual Punishment

Some foods punish with criminal flavor, but are they unethical?

Albuquerque’s public school lunch menu made national headlines when it was announced that children with outstanding lunch bills would be treated to cheese sandwiches until their parents paid up. Parents were outraged, claiming it was insulting and humiliating for their precious darlings to be served such pedestrian fare. Others questioned whether it was fair to punish students for their parents' oversight.

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