Canada is releasing 4.5 million gallons of maple syrup from its strategic reserves and yes, Canada really has strategic maple syrup reserves
ยท Nov 27, 2021 ยท

If you thought the Biden administration's tapping of the U.S. strategic oil reserves was a big deal, look at the major moves being made up North:

Canadian maple syrup producers are tapping the country's emergency reserve of the sticky sweet stuff as it looks to meet demand amid a global shortage.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers โ€” a group known as the world's maple syrup cartel and sometimes compared to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries grip on oil โ€” announced this week that it's pulling some 50 million pounds of syrup from its strategic reserve.

That's the most the group has released from the reserve in a single season since 2008 and amounts to about half of the entire stockpile.

This might seem like kind of a gag. But honestly, it would probably be a pretty big shakeup if the world suddenly didn't have enough maple syrup, right? I mean it's not like syrup is tantamount to clean drinking water or oil, but's a pretty big global product, you know?

Prayers up for Canada and their maple syrup reserves. ๐Ÿ™

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