Cinnamon whirl: Spicy issue

cinnamon buns
cinnamon buns

Reading the latest EU ‘guidelines’ on cinnamon, I think it is about time it was regulated. I’m a chemistry teacher and have known for a long time that this spice contains coumarin, a deadly substance in even small doses.

But no one listened to me.

The effect of coumarin is to send you mad for which there is now ample proof. Danish pastries containing this dangerous substance are consumed in great quantities by the EU Commission and its bureaucrats with an effect now to be seen in all its horror.

Derek Clark,

UKIP MEP, East Midlands