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U.S. Customs Tries To Confiscate Vegemite

DAVID GREENE, Host:

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. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.