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How We Get Maple Syrup May Change in a Huge Way

Think farms, not forests, and much bigger yields

(Newser) - Maple syrup has traditionally been a product of forests, not farms—but a new discovery could change that. Researchers found to their surprise that mature maple trees weren't necessary to generate large volumes of sap. Instead, the stuff can come from saplings with their tops removed, the University of... More »

$400K Worth of California Walnuts Stolen

Is there a 'nut mafia' to blame?

(Newser) - Stop laughing at the Canadians over that multimillion-dollar maple syrup heist . The US has its own weird food thievery going on: walnuts. As the Los Angeles Times reports, ambitious thieves stole $400,000 worth of the nuts from trailers at an orchard outside Modesto, California, last week. That would be... More »

Syrup Thieves Tapping Maple Trees in Maine

Small-time operators stealing sap

(Newser) - Remember last year's great maple syrup heist in Canada, the one in which a mind-boggling $20 million worth of syrup got stolen? A smaller-scale heist is now taking place across Maine, one tree at a time, reports the Montreal Gazette . Private landowners in remote parts of the state are... More »

Inside the Brazen $18M Maple-Syrup Heist

NYT gives the back-story behind the 16M-pound theft

(Newser) - With Tuesday's arrests of three of the thieves behind the $18 million maple syrup heist uncovered in Quebec in August, investigators are revealing details of how the job was done, reports the New York Times . But in order to understand the crime, you need to know the victim: the... More »

Cops Arrest 3 in Massive Maple Syrup Heist

Theft was so big it affected global supply levels

(Newser) - Police in Canada say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive maple syrup heist from a Quebec warehouse, which put a dent in the global supply. Authorities never disclosed the exact amount of maple syrup stolen in August, but the warehouse contained Quebec's maple syrup reserves—... More »

Canadians Seize Stolen Maple Syrup

But no arrests made yet in $20m heist

(Newser) - Authorities in Canada appear to be closing in on the sticky-fingered crooks behind history's biggest maple syrup heist . Police have seized more than $1.4 million worth of syrup—500,000 pounds of the stuff—from a warehouse in New Brunswick, the Globe and Mail reports. Investigators will test... More »

Thieves Steal Millions Worth of ... Maple Syrup

Sticky loot in Canada could be worth up to $30M

(Newser) - Pancake enthusiasts, be on the lookout—thieves in Quebec have made off with a "substantial amount" of maple syrup, and the sweet haul could be worth as much as $30 million. A routine inventory check last week of a temporary warehouse where the syrup was being stored revealed the... More »

Hot Weather Leads to 'Yucky' Maple Syrup

And maple trees did not produce nearly as much as usual

(Newser) - The record high temperatures in March resulted in maple syrup that one syrup distributor refers to as simply “yucky,” and total syrup output in the US fell as much as 40%, Reuters reports. "It was kind of a disaster," the company owner says with regard to... More »

Syrup Research No Joke: Industry to McCain

Sen. targets maple topping in anti-pork campaign

(Newser) - The omnibus spending bill may have failed , but one sticky situation persists: In compiling his list of the bill's 10 most egregious wastes of money, John McCain ridiculed a $165,000 earmark for maple syrup research as an example of absurd pork—but the maple industry says it’s anything... More »

Blame Naomi Campbell's Rage on Syrup Diet

You'd be angry too, if you ate like she did

(Newser) - Naomi Campbell’s rage can be explained by her “abandonment issues,” she told Oprah Winfrey recently. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s because she doesn’t eat. The supermodel frequently goes on a "maple syrup diet" that “isn't so much a diet as self-flagellation minus the... More »

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