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Monday October 23, 2006
09:30 AM

"US bans vegemite"

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Whoo. I know there are lots of Strines reading use.perl that travel back and forth, and they may want to re-think visiting or moving here.

I have to admit I've never tasted Vegemite, but a label saying it's "Concentrated Yeast Extract" doesn't make me go, "Yum, I'll try that."

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  • The U.S. clearly doesn't comprehend freedom at all.

    Why do I have the right to die or the right to abort my child or the right to ride my motorcycle without a helmet, but can't eat what I want?

    --
    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • Although that's reported by an apparently reputable newspaper, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that this is a hoax. It's fun to assume the worst about the US these days.
  • Vegemite is made from beer.

    "Concentrated Yeast Extract" ... the "Yeast" here being beer yeast.

    The story goes that there was a big war (1? 2? One of the two anyway) and nutrient rich food was scarce, due to the war effort.

    And basically beer was still being made, and there was all this scum (dead yeast) at the bottom of the beer brewing tanks that was pretty high in vitamins...

    And so you take the beer dregs, concentrate them, extract out the healthy parts, concentrate it into a very salty paste, and you have
    • It's Marmite [wikipedia.org], none of this "vegemite" rubbish. And it's best in thick quantities on toast, covered with a layer of scrambled eggs. Oooh, yes!

      -Dom

    • Vegemite is made from beer.
      Since beer is liquid bread, and the alleged ban is due to the alleged ingredient that is only allegedly allowed in bread and cereals, I don't see why Vegemite couldn't just be re-classified as "spreadable bread", and the ban could be lifted.