The subject of a recent Q&A amongst pupils and their visitors, President Obama and Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia when the latter was on a recent visit to the US. The two leaders were responding to a question asked by an 11th grade student at Wakefield High School where the President and Prime Minister visited a US history class this afternoon. A student wanted to know what vegemite really is, which prompted the debate.
“It’s like a quasi-vegetable byproduct paste. That you smear on your toast for breakfast,” Obama said sarcastically adding for emphasis, “sounds good, doesn’t it?”
I prefer Marmite. What is Marmite? Vegetable extract, salt, yeast extract, spice extract, Niacin, vitamin B12, riboflavin, Folic Acid, Thiamin. Plants love it, actually. Obviously, this is a divisive issue.