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U.S. Customs Tries To Confiscate Vegemite

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Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd was stopped with a jar of Vegemite at an airport this week on his way to New York for the U.N. General Assembly meeting. To U.S. custom officials, the brown spread looked like a "potentially dangerous liquid." Those who don't enjoy the taste, may agree.


Good morning. I'm David Greene.

Australians do love their Vegemite. It's that brown spread made from yeast extract. But Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd was stopped with a jar at the airport this week on his way to New York City. To U.S. Customs officials, it looked like a potentially dangerous liquid. And those who don't enjoy the taste might agree with that. He got to keep his Vegemite and he made his flight. He tweeted, airport staff were surprised when I said it's good for you and I ate it for breakfast. It's MORNING EDITION.

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