Why Does Canada Have A Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve?

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On Friday, news broke that thieves had stolen stole $30 million dollars worth of Quebec's strategic maple syrup reserves. Yes, you read correctly. Much as the United States keeps a stock of extra oil buried in underground salt caverns to use in case of a geopolitical emergency, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has been managing warehouses full of surplus sweetener since 2000. The crooks seem to have made off with more than a quarter of the province's backup supply.

Read the whole story at The Atlantic