What Do Vegemite and Circumcision Have In Common?


First there was this:

The Mosaic Religious Community, which represents Jewish organizations and Jews in Norway, has criticized the Ombudsman for Children for suggesting a lower age limit of 15 years old for the ritual circumcision of boys.


The children’s ombudsman in Denmark has suggested a 15 year-old age limit for non-medical circumcisions, apparently referring to the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Now this:

Crown Princess Mary may have to resort to pickled herring on toast for breakfast, after news that Vegemite and Marmite have been banned in Denmark because they contain added vitamins.

British news reports say the popular yeast extract spreads are prohibited in Denmark under legislation forbidding the sale of food products with added vitamins as a threat to public health.

Denmark’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries has responded to the reports by clarifying that Marmite and Vegemite are not banned, but they have not received approval to be marketed in Denmark. 

The Danes don’t seem so great after all.

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