Global Warming Messing Up Tasty Maple Syrup
Not only is maple syrup production down, but a lot of it is off-flavor this year
Apparently the warmest March ever is now threatening the breakfasts of waffle lovers everywhere, as maple syrup producers claim that the warmer weather has disrupted the creation of tasty syrup.
"We had quite a lot of off-flavored syrup," one producer told Reuters. "I don't think you'd want to put it on a pancake."
Then again, there won't be much syrup to go around. Production in the United States is reportedly down 30 million pounds from last year. Luckily, Quebec still has 38 million pounds of syrup on reserve, so prices have only increased 5 percent. We hate to see what next year's breakfasts will look like.