Tuesday, May 24, 2011

English-style Nanny-statism is rapidly "spreading" to other European nations

Marmite, the extremely healthy British spread made from brewer's yeast, is now banned in Denmark "under legislation forbidding the sale of food products with added vitamins as threat to public health." 

The nutritious food in question had been outlawed in 2004 along with other apparently toxic health hazards such as Rice Krispies and Ovaltine but had somehow slipped under the radar until quite recently, when the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration noticed that it was still being offered for sale at a small English-themed shop in Copenhagen and demanded an immediate halt to its availability.

"'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.'"

Those Brits sure don't have much room to complain, seeing as how their own home nation is so consistently ahead of all other countries when it comes to such nonsensical bans.  One wonders when England itself will finally get around to removing its homegrown product from sale because of such spurious "health and safety" considerations.

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

Marmite and Vegemite banned.....my guess is that lovers of this delicacy will take up homebrewing.....if you catch my drift.