Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Marmite: Denmark says spread could be illegal

Marmite - you either love it or hate it, the makers say

British savoury spread Marmite could be illegal in Denmark if it fails to meet safety requirements, officials say.

By law, the Danish authorities must give their approval for food fortified by vitamins or minerals before sale.
Products with such additives need to be assessed for any potential dangers, the Danish Food and Veterinary Administration says.

Denmark has previously banned several popular items, including the drink Ovaltine and some breakfast cereals.

A shop in Copenhagen was recently asked to remove its supplies of Marmite following a phone call from Danish authorities, the owner says.

A spokesman for the Danish Food and Veterinary Administration said: "We have no record of an application for the sale of the product, so we have neither forbidden or accepted it."

Marmite Ingredients
Yeast Extract
Vegetable Extract
Niacin (Vit B3)
Thiamine (Vit B1)
Spice Extracts
Riboflavin (Vit B2)
Folic Acid
Celery Extract
Vitamin B12
Source: Marmite website
The procedural checks needed before a final decision is reached could take up to six months.

If a ban is put in place, outraged fans of the spread in Denmark are threatening a campaign of civil disobedience, the BBC's Europe correspondent Chris Morris says.

Nutritionist Melanie Brown told the BBC she believed a ban on Marmite, which is rich in B-vitamins such as riboflavin and niacin, would be counterproductive.

"Marmite plays such a useful part in many people's diet, and in my practice it's incredibly useful for older people...who are short in vitamin B12.

"It's full of folic acid, and there's lots of evidence that many women, young women of child-bearing age are deficient in folic acid," she said.

source BBC News

Friday, May 20, 2011

Google photo bombing!

I am sure you've used Google Maps to look at your house from the street view. Here are some of the other pictures that the camera took, snatching little everyday moments.

For more photos click HERE!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Photo bomb, oh photo bomb...

I have been amusing myself trolling the net for photo bombs. Those unique and  'ruined' photos when people/animals/objects inadvertently or on purpose pop themselves into a photo as a joke. Here are some humdingers!

For more go to

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Three Little Birds

This video is the first track of the Playing for Change album, PFC 2 – Songs Around The World, which is being released May 31st!! The journey begins in West Africa, in the ancient village of Kirina, Mali. The instruments start to play, and you hear the familiar words “don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.” This timeless message invites you on a musical journey through time and space. Together we continue to connect the world through music.

If you cannot see the video below, you can watch it HERE!

Friday, May 13, 2011

A very sad day!

RIP André Prinsloo, brother, dreamer and comedian.

Today is indeed a sad day. The world has lost a great person.

André was the second oldest of us four brothers and quite a character. He knew how to be serious at times and he also knew when to joke around. What I remember the most, apart from his grand dreams, was that he was one of the most politest people I have ever met; he was the kind of man who always put others ahead of him, mostly to his own detriment.

He was still an eternal child inside a man’s body. He had an uncanny ability to find joy in everything, and within seconds would have a smile on your face.

I know my brother left lots of things undone and others that he never had a chance to start.

But André, this is just my small way of saying thank you for everything you did for me and to say, I love you.

I am thankful for all the special moments that my brother has left with us. And with that, I hope that my brother will continue to live on within our hearts and minds.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Please keep my remaining brothers, Gerhard, Heinricht and their families in your prayers.

Rus in Vrede André, en mag jy vandag saam met Toets en Pȏl naby Jesus staan.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May edition of Connections

Here is the May edition of Connections! Statistics reflect the alarming truth that Sierra Leone has the second highest infant mortality rate in the world. To help create a solution, and as part of Mercy Ships strategy of capacity building, the organization recently held an Anesthesiology and Midwifery conference in Freetown, Sierra Leone. One of Mercy Ships greatest assets is its international volunteers from nearly 40 countries. Allow us to introduce some of them to you. Watch these special moments in this month's edition of Connections.

If you cannot see the video below, you can watch it HERE!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Stop it!

I spent last week in a Development conference and one of our spreakers used the 'Bob Newhart - Stop it!' clip to make a point. I forgot how much I loved it. It was like seeing an old friend again.


If you cannot see the video below, watch the video clip HERE!