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May 25, 2011

Denmark Bans Another Food

Posted by Dave Blount at May 25, 2011 9:02 AM

If you want to see the future of American cuisine under ever-encroaching soft totalitarianism, have a look at Denmark, where they have just banned a British delicacy called Marmite:

The strongly flavoured dark brown spread made from brewer's yeast has joined Rice Crispies, Shreddies, Horlicks and Ovaltine prohibited in Denmark under legislation forbidding the sale of food products with added vitamins as threat to public health.
Many well known breakfast cereal and drink brands have already been banned or taken off supermarket shelves after Danish legislation in 2004 restricted foods fortified with extra vitamins or minerals.
But Marmite had escaped notice as an exotic import for a small number of ex-pats until the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration telephoned Abigail's, a Copenhagen shop selling British food, to ban the famous yeast spread.
"I don't eat it myself, I don't like it but Marmite was one of our best selling products. Not a day goes by without someone coming in and asking for it," said Marianne ├śrum, the shop owner.
"All the English people here are shaking their heads in disbelief and say that it is insane. I agree but it is the law. It's becoming impossible to run a business in this country. We are not allowed to do anything anymore. It is the way Denmark is going."

As New York's nanny state dictator Michael Bloomberg constantly reminds us with his bizarre jihads against basic food staples like salt, it's the way the whole Western World is going. Once bureaucrats have gotten away with claiming authority over what we eat, they will incrementally ban everything imaginable until we are left gnawing on bark like North Koreans.

This is why it is crucial to never yield a single inch to liberal control freaks.

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Yet another triumph for soft tyranny.

On a tip from Steve T.