Vermonters are starting to use Waste Vegetable Oil to make maple syrup rather than heating oil. It saves the environment as well as saving money.
But a bigger threat lurks. Canada now dominates the international maple syrup market. Could this be a looming national security issue for those of us who put maple syrup on everything? They’ll pry my maple syrup from my cold, sticky fingers.
(Ok, the real problem is that Vermont is more vulnerable to climate change than Canada, something which is already cutting down on maple syrup production in Vermont.)