The Details Behind the Great Maple Syrup Heist
We shared this original story in September 2012 soon after the massive maple syrup heist was discovered. This graphic provides an update of what actually happened. As suspected, it was an inside job. Less expected was the role that interference from the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (a government-sanctioned cartel that controls the syrup market) played in the theft.
Excerpt from The Modern Farmer graphic: