Food is a powerful weapon in the war against hunger, and apparently also in wars against other human beings, because it has totally been used to kill people.
4Uruguay Wins a Naval Battle with Cheese
For a brief time in the 1860s, Brazil and Uruguay were in the midst of a war where much of the fighting was done between ships, because both countries have been revered throughout history for their naval might. During one such battle, a Uruguayan ship ran out of cannonballs (see "revered naval might"). However, instead of quickly shedding his uniform and diving into the ocean, the captain ordered his men to fire stale balls of cheese at the enemy, because, for some reason, they had more of those than ammunition.
War is hell, but it pairs nicely with red wine.