Sappy ending: Canada digs deep into strategic reserves to cover maple syrup shortage
A poor harvest season and booming demand has prompted Quebec ’s syrup ‘cartel’ to release around 22,000 tonnes of the luscious liquid
Photograph: creighton359/Getty Images/iStockphotoProducers have released nearly 22m kg of maple syrup from their stockpile.Photograph: creighton359/Getty Images/iStockphotoGuardian staffSun 28 Nov 2021 02.54 GMTMaple syrup producers have been forced to raid the world’s only stockpile of the highly valued sweet treat, as surging worldwide demand combined with an unusually short harvest season in 2021.
The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, sometimes referred to as the “Opec of maple syrup”, has released about 22m kilograms of syrup from its strategic reserve to cover a shortfall driven by a short and warm spring in 2021,Canada’s NPR reported
.At the same time that production fell, pandemic-fuelled demand for the sticky substance jumped 36% from 2020 to 2021, according to federation figures.Quebec provides almost three-quarters of the world’s maple syrup, and production is tightly regulated by the federation, which maintains a headtopics.com
to cover fluctuations in yearly production. It is the first time in three years the reserve has been called on.Read more: The Guardian »
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Canada’s NPR!? Bad reporting eh. Not sweet at all. Correct this ya hosers. 🇨🇦 NPR is not Canadian. They are American. Well even if we don't get syrup , those bottles are cool !!! Now this is a newsworthy story😊😊 drunkwomenpod I love pure maple 🍁 syrup because its very light and not heavy or sugary thanks
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