Photo: Fresh Vegemite by AZAdam

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) is considering a ban of Vegemite, a salty yeast-extract product that has been a staple of Australian culture since 1922. The Australian government has set up a preemptive task force to look into how the government can curb a rising obesity epidemic that rivals that of America. You see, Vegemite’s ingredients aren’t the most wholesome of all the products on grocery shelves.

The results of the task force aren’t due until June, but many Australians are apparently already voicing their opinions about a possible ban of the product. I don’t consider myself an Australian, but having had my fair share of Vegemite in the past year, I can say it’s definitely something that you have to grow up eating. Because God knows that brown stuff tastes like something else that’s normally brown.