Just in time for the New Year, a new kind of red tape strolled into town. This story of government interference originates in Denmark, where the quantity of cinnamon has been regulated, to prevent instances of liver cancer. Bakers can now only use 50 milligrams per kilogram of dough, if it’s a traditional or seasonal pastry, or 15 milligrams per kilogram if used in regular pastry. They are concerned about cassia’s high levels of coumarin, a natural substance that can cause liver damage, if you eat too much.
If this isn’t government playing mommy, we don’t know what is. How about we let people regulate their own diets?