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you are kidding right?

post #1 of 14
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http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20623973-2,00.html

this is just too absurd to be true...
post #2 of 14
You know darn well that this stuff is a direct threat to our national security.
How could you think of bringing such a dangerous product into the US??

U.S.A........... United States of Absurdity
post #3 of 14
They drink beer warm. :

They have slippery toilet paper. :

Somehow, I don't think we are missing much.

If it was that good, it would have been here. Big $$$$ does the talking in DC. Kraft or some other biggie would have found a way.
post #4 of 14
I credit "Men at Work" for my Australian education and my introduction to Vegemite. Wait until the Dept of Homeland Security finds out that Australian men "chunder."

Finally did a GOOGLE search to find Vegemite. Here's one...

I make no attempt to understand or defend many of our government's actions...
post #5 of 14
trochilds prompt indicates that it was owned at one time by Kraft.

These are the guys that brought us that cheese .... sorta' : ... food; Velveta.

If they couldn't push it here .. nobody could.
post #6 of 14
Thanks, Disski, that's interesting. Seems there's been a controversy over folic acid additives over here for a while now. FDA says it can mask B12 deficiency, which can have severe consequences. Proponents cite the valuable benefits. Have a look-see.

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FDA Warns Against Adding Folic Acid to Candy Products

Posted on: 06/26/2006

FDA Warns Against Adding Folic Acid to Candy Products
WASHINGTON—
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lashed out against functional candy products, sending a warning letter to MasterFoods USA about the folic acid content in its Cocoa Via™ functional candy bars. The agency advised the regulation on folic acid as an additive regulation (21 CFR 172.345) does not expressly provide for the use of folic acid in candy; thus, FDA noted Cocoa Via Original Chocolate Bars are adulterated under section 409 of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act. According to FDA, the foods to which folic acid can be added are designed to keep total folic acid intake under the 1 mg level. “The consumption of higher levels of folic acid can mask anemia in persons with vitamin B12 deficiency,” stated FDA. “Under those circumstances, the consequences of the anemia (i.e., severe and irreversible neurological damage) would go undetected.”


AND THEN THE OTHER SIDE:

http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/chris/2003/07/14/the_fda_versus_folic_acid.htm
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
so you add folic acid to your flour.... but ban vegemite because being a yeast product it contains folate?

can you buy yeast there?
post #8 of 14
never mind that - you can't get absinthe there either!
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
They drink beer warm. :

They have slippery toilet paper. :

Somehow, I don't think we are missing much.

If it was that good, it would have been here. Big $$$$ does the talking in DC. Kraft or some other biggie would have found a way.
no-one in oz or NZ that I know of drinks warm beer...(except some university gross out contests but they eat raw fish and cold pies too)

slippery toilet paper? eeewwwww...
post #10 of 14
It's only slippery when it's used.

What's a cold pie? Are you talking fruit or meat?
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
It's only slippery when it's used.

What's a cold pie? Are you talking fruit or meat?
meat....
the one where I trained involved raw fish (with scales) and cold meat pies, warm beer, lots of running between the eating/drinking.... and the rules were if you chunder you can only proceed after reingestion!....

the end task was always chunder on demand... and often stumped the early fast candidates.... (points awarded for texture and distance in case of a dead heat)

Much to my friends dismay her boyfriend won this contest each year...

anyway - only time i have seen warm beer consumed in Oz....
any party the provision of containers and ice to chill beer are a prime concern....

Youth Hostel we used a snowman - who had a belly beer hatch to cool beer - thus saving limited refrigerator space....
post #12 of 14
Ah, the Iron Man at Uni! Warm beer, green liver milkshakes, oysters with tomato sauce on saos, lots of running and throwing up. Don't ask me how I know this (the hockey club liked to have number of entrants, one of us even won it one year and no it wasn't me).

I don't know who told Yuki we drink warm beer, but in fact we drink it very chilled, and in pubs the glasses are also kept in the fridge,and you get a new one for each beer. While I wouldn't describe US beer as warm, it's a lot warmer than ours!
post #13 of 14
Townsville in the 60's ... yards of ale .. not beer.

I will fully confess to being there but not remembering too much of it. Every time someone put down some of that horrid stuff in front of me I had to drink it quick just to get it out of my sight.

Food was bad too. The fish & chips and steak and chips.

I gained bout' five pounds ...
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
uggggg

sounds like you stumbled into cork not townsville....

local food is bananas mangoes macadamias pineapple paw paw etc
also fish(nice tropical fish NOT COD... baramundi et al)

the local brew is XXXX - don't drink it hold out for James Boags, Coopers, cascade, redback, etc
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