Good Morning, America...It's Time To Wake Up!
I couldn't believe my eyes nor my ears when I read and heard the news yesterday that the US has slapped a ban on Vegemite!!
How incredibly weird and what a stupidly pointless ban this is! All ex-pats living in the US, should withdraw immediately...from the States, that is!
Time is wasted at the US border searching for Vegemite smugglers! Can you believe it?
Paul Watkins, owner of 'About Australia', a store in San Antonio, Texas was forced to stop importing Vegemite six months ago.
The bizarre reasoning behind this ban is Vegemite contains folate, which, in the US, is allowed to be added only to breads and cereals! Work that one out! If it does no harm in breads and cereals, what the harm does it do in Vegemite? How absolutely ridiculous!
Folate occurs naturally in foods. Folate is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells...and I don't mean 'prison cells'! Folate is particularly important for infants and during pregnancy. Folate is needed to make DNA and RNA. It helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.
Both adults and children need folate to make normal red blood cells and prevent anemia. Yeah...folate...must be really bad for you! Not to mention that yucky black stuff us crazy Aussies call 'Vegemite'!
So making my own private firm stance against the stupidity of this US ban...I've just made myself 4 slices of Vegemite on toast...it was yummy!
Again, I say....Wake up, America....you ban Vegemite but you still allow MSG in so many food products!
A new day has dawned...it's time you all joined in with the fun we Aussies have and become...'Happy Little Vegemites'
"We're Happy Little Vegemites...as bright as bright can be
We all enjoy our Vegemite for breakfast lunch and tea
Our mummys say we're growing strong every single week
Because we love our Vegemite....
We all adore our Vegemite
It puts a rose in every cheek!"