Friday, 10 August 2018

Cannibalism?



It is well known that there is a close genetic similarity (DNA) between Yeast and Human beings, albeit from a common ancestry that dates back over a billion years.

Therefore, I'm wondering how Marmite can claim to be 100% Vegetarian.

Aren't we eating a product made from our own distant ancestors?

What could be LESS Veggie than that!


35 comments:

  1. I just had to check the label on the salty Australian rival, Vegemite, and it makes no such hippy claims. I also noted that it is once again Australian-owned, having rather contentiously fallen into the hands of an American Big Food company for a few years where they actually attempted to fiddle with the ingredients - sacré bleu! - to get it to go “off” sooner in order that customers buy more of it more often. As eny fule kno, these things have a half-life of around a generation...Good to see the world is as it should be again, vegetarian or not.

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    1. I'll have to look again to see if there's an 'eat by' date on Marmite. I quite like Vegemite, but much prefer Marmite.

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  2. Cows are vegetarian. I eat cow so I am vegetarian.

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  3. And then there is Bovril, all dark and gooey. I put a half spoon of marmite in my gravy along with other goodies and people love it. Always called it a vegetarian gravy, not sure we are eating our ancestors, after all we are close to the intelligent pig/boar as well.

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    1. As a child I loved Bovril soup when I was ill. It always seemed to make me better.

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  4. Love it or hate it? I'm on the fence.

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    1. I fall on the 'love' side. Always have done.

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  5. I'm stuck on the DNA similarity. Yeast and humans? What the hell were our origins. A speck of alien astro dust. And we ended up eating ourselves!

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    1. Meant where did we ALL come from, Adam and Eve, monkeys, yeast.....all sentient beings?

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    2. I have it on authority that we are distant relations of Yeast. Occasionally I can even see my resemblance!

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    3. some people are pure fungus

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  6. 'In the event of my death, tuck in.' (David Mitchell).

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  7. Disgusting muck and terribly inferior to our Vegemite. I thought my early ancestors were slime.

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  8. Don't care what's in it - nobody shall separate me from my marmite toast for breakfast and my bovril gravy.

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    1. Me too; me and Marmite are like twins!

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    1. About time you did; but beware, it's addictive.

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    2. We were both. One of my favourite childhood foods was Toast with really good Beef dripping, and Bovril. Even thinking about it makes me hungry.

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    3. I loved beef dripping. One of the delights of a Monday was the beef dripping from the Sunday joint. I do miss it.

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    4. You now have to be very rich to afford the sort of Beef joints we had every Sunday.

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    1. Enough said. No everyone likes it.

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  11. In my youth when I cooked for myself I used to prepare and actually eat sliced bread (brown) smeared with Marmite and topped with those skinless plum tomatoes that come in a can. It wasn't too bad actually.

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    1. Each element individually is fine, it's the combination I find a bit 'unusual'.

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  12. I've never had the opportunity to taste Marmite. I wonder if I'd like it!

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    1. Probably not Jennifer, it might come as a bit of a shock. You need to be brought up with it. It's VERY salty.

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  13. The relationship with yeast might explain my tendency to blow up occasionally.

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  14. Good point. We are star dust, and we are yeast.

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