Black, bitter and dangerous 22/10/2006
Former Geelong journalist Daniel Fogarty has been searched at the US-Canada border for a prohibited substance.
What did the Feds suspect decadent Dan was smuggling? Crack cocaine? Dirty plutonium? Midget porn?
Nah, in a disturbing development that could set US-Australian relations back decades, the US has whacked a ban on, yabetterbelieveit, Vegemite.
Dan told the Sunday Herald Sun: “The border guard searched our car and asked us if we were carrying any Vegemite.”
“I was flabbergasted.
“The official said Vegemite wasn’t permitted in the US.”