Randomness (r_ness) wrote,

The International Strategic Reserve

From http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/quebec-maple-syrups-strategic-reserve/article1972076/:
The tiny, picturesque village of St-Antoine-de-Tilly has a secret.

In a nondescript warehouse on the outskirts of town, some 40 kilometres southwest of Quebec City, there is a stash of maple syrup.

A 6.3-million-kilogram stash of maple syrup, to be exact.

About 60 kilometres further south, another 1.4-million-kilogram cache is squirrelled away in Plessisville, a town proclaimed as the World Maple Capital in 1976.

Together, these stockpiles are officially called the International Strategic Reserve, which works like a Fort Knox for Canada's most-cherished breakfast condiment – a massive arsenal of sweet, liquid gold ready to be deployed to feed a rise in global demand while maintaining price stability.
(Via D-squared Digest.)

North Country Public Radio has a six minute segment on the International Strategic Reserve.
A couple years ago, a friend of the station e-mailed us to say she had heard something about a "strategic maple reserve"--a vast bunker of maple syrup hidden somewhere in the Great White North just in case of--well, we didn't know.
Finally, the Montreal Gazette has some recipes.
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