Watch how maple syrup harvesting has gone high-tech

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/25/watch-how-maple-syrup-harvesti.html

I like my maple syrup like I like my emotional disposition…sandy

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My God the torture! Since sugar maples can’t talk, I suppose their suffering counts for nothing to some people!

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Ontario syrup? Blasphemy!

These new advances in technology, including vacuum lines, have made syrup harvesting a lot easier. It’s also much faster to boil with newer evaporators

Even more high-tech

Stump based production
http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=news&storyID=17209

Reverse Osmosis for syrup concentration
https://www.leaderevaporator.com/c-60-reverse-osmosis-machines-and-accessories.aspx

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The business of maple syrup has changed in other ways:


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Why does this seem like part of an Ent version of The Matrix?

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Hopefully this technological innovation will help to reduce the scourge of untapped maple trees. Did you catch that NPR story a couple years back? Scary stuff.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4571982

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They’ve been using tubes for decades now.

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Vancouver Island syrup is coming into production. Now there’s some sweet, sweet blasphemy there.

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Isnt this going to put thousands of Canadistanis out of work and cause greater inequality?

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They’re so stoned!

“Good for you?” Not really. It’s still basically distilled sugar.

Better for you (compared to other syrups and sugars), perhaps. It still shouldn’t be a dietary staple, though, as much as a delicious treat.

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All part of the maple syrup empire discussed at length on the show Riverdale!

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