Syrop klonowy - jak wiemy , pochodzi z Kanady, ale na pewno nie zdajemy sobie sprawy jak duże znaczenie ma dla kanadyjczyków. Znaczenie większe niż sama produkcja ropy naftowej z czego również słynie Kanada…
W latach 2011-2012 nastąpił największy w historii "szwindel" w Kanadzie… i nie dotyczyło to ropy naftowej, a syropu klonowego. Podczas sprawdzania beczek, dokonano odkrycia, które wywołało ogromne oburzenie. Beczki były sfałszowane. Uprowadzono zawartość 9 561 beczek syropu, zostały tylko puste beczki lub beczki zalane wodą. Wartość skradzionego towaru oszacowano na 13 mln dolarów. W Netflix’owym serialu “Dirty Money”- 5 odcinek szczegółowo opisuje zaistniałą sytuację.
On the world stage, Canada is known for having two resources: oil and maple syrup. At first glance, oil seems to be the more valuable. It is the resource everyone needs and everyone seems to always be talking about. But that assumption is incorrect. In June 2019, Daniel Ganninger from A Medium Corporation reported that a barrel of Canadian maple syrup was worth $1 327 USD while a barrel of crude oil was worth only $57.19 USD. Their report concluded that Canadian maple syrup is approximately 25 times more valuable than crude. Even though most people can agree that maple syrup is delicious, the real value of maple syrup is unexpected. And almost unbelievable.
From 2011 to 2012, the greatest heist in Canadian history took place: The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist. In July 2012, Officials from the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers were checking their inventory at the maple syrup reserve in Laurierville, Quebec. In Vanity Fair’s dramatic telling of the discovery, Rich Cohen states that a barrel was knocked on it and it unexpectedly “tolled like a gong.” When the officials heard the barrel sing out this empty song, they opened the barrel and discovered it was empty. They continued checking barrels and it was ultimately discovered that around 9 561 barrels had been tampered with. They had been either emptied or had their contents replaced with water. The value of the maple syrup stolen was estimated to be over $18 million on the high end and $13 million on the low end.
In the Netflix docuseries, Dirty Money, the fifth episode titled “The Maple Syrup Heist,” goes into detail of the circumstances of the crime. The selling of maple syrup is strictly controlled by the federation. Producers of syrup have compared the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers to a drug cartel. This has resulted in a long standing syrup war between the federation and rebel producers.
My name is Madison. I am from Alberta, Canada. I like to read books, go hiking and explore new cities. Even though I am Canadian, I don't watch hockey and I don't like snow. I graduated from The University of Lethbridge in 2018 after studying English Literature and Art History for six years. I have travelled to the Mexican state, Nayarit and to Tokyo, Japan. I hope to travel all over the world.