Princeton students reject pro-Palestinian hummus initiative

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December 8, 2010 10:52

 
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PRINCETON — Princeton University students have voted down a referendum on hummus.

It was a quirky vote about a chickpea dip that delved into international relations.

The student group Princeton Committee for Palestine wanted university-run stores to sell an additional brand. The group says that Sabra, the only brand currently offered, supports human rights abuses.

The university's Undergraduate Student Government announced Friday that measure was defeated in voting this week 1,014 to 699.

Sabra is based in Queens, New York, and Richmond, Virginia. It is owned by PepsiCo and the Israeli food conglomerate Strauss Group. Strauss contributes money to support troops in the Israeli Defense Forces.

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