The Park Slope food co-op boycott, explained

By ARTHUR CHI'EN pix11.com | @arthurwpix11 In one of the nastiest food fights this city has ever seen, the Park Slope Food Co-Op tonight voted against holding a referendum of a proposal to boycott products made in Israel over their treatment of

By THE LOCAL Gersh Kuntzman School security officers at Brooklyn Tech guarded the tense vote by more than 1600 members of the Park Slope Food Coop on Tuesday night that rejected a full-member referendum on boycotting Israeli products.

The Park Slope Food Co-op's wildly controversial campaign to adopt a storewide ban on Israeli-made food products died at an initial vote on Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock A shopper at the Park Slope food co-op in Brooklyn, NY, in 2004. (KATHY WILLENS – AP) The debate over whether to boycott Israeli food products at the Park Slope food co-op had been raging in Brooklyn for months.

The politically-charged vote brought out the masses as the trendy food co-op conducted the vote on Tuesday night. There was both delight and disgust as the crowd of over 1500 shot down the idea.