Skip to comments.Senators Propose Law to Make Fake Maple Syrup a Felony Offense
Posted on 10/26/2011 3:06:20 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
Senators from maple syrup-producing states are seeking a law to make selling the fake stuff a punishable offense.
Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, proposed legislation Thursday to make selling fraudulent maple syrup a felony. The bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is called the Maple Agriculture Protection and Law Enforcement (MAPLE) Act.
Leahy stated in a press release that he is alarmed at the increasing number of people and businesses claiming to sell Vermont maple syrup but actually selling something "that is not maple syrup at all."
"This is fraud, plain and simple, and it undermines a key part of Vermont's economy," Leahy stated in the release.
Collins, whose state is the third biggest producer of pure maple syrup in the country, stated that fake labeling hurts the agricultural industry and defrauds customers "who have the right to know exactly what they are purchasing."
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The government is borrowing 3 billion a day and these morons are rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Such a sticky topic. I hope they don’t waffle on the decision.
This is simply a racist bit of legislation. After all a major producer of syrup is Aunt Jemima.
Fraud is already a felony.
We need a law against fake butter with tricky names.
True maple syrup, which is incredibly high in sugar, might send a diabetic into a coma. Thus, there is a continuing market for the false stuff.
Don’t we already have laws against false advertising in the Uniform Commercial Code?
HA...The War on Drugs !
Can you see the SWAT teams now?????
“STEP AWAY FROM THE PANCAKES! NOW!”
What’s next? A law to criminalize syrup production for private use?
I hate to tell them but I see collection buckets handing from maple trees here in southern Michigan in the spring. That’s gotta be cutting into the profits of “big Syrup”.
I buy artificial, sugar-free, kinda-maply-flavored goo. The Walmart house brand!
If something isn’t “Vermont maple syrup” - which any idiot should be able to say it is or isn’t, based on whether it’s cooked up from maple sap from trees in Vermont, or not - it shouldn’t be labelled “Vermont maple syrup.”
Can we make women faking it a felony also?
I wonder how much tax dollars were spent on committees to come up with an acronym for MAPLE.
Can we get a bill passed called the STOP Act (Senators Totally Over Paid) so they’d quit this fiddling while the country burns?
They need to prosecute anybody putting fake goods of any kind on the market. Fake drugs kill people. Fake aircraft parts are a crash waiting to happen. Now fake syrup. Medical concerns are absolutely real.
Syrup swilling squirrel worshipers gone rogue in Michigan. We even stole the name of the state.
Shush! Bloomberg might ban it.
The real damage being done to the Vermont maple syrup industry is the fact that a bottle of “real” maple syrup costs an arm and a leg.
Since there are probably more states that produce fake maple syrup than the real stuff, someone should introduce a bill to make producing real maple syrup a felony.
If we lock them up for that, we get the added bonus of no more Democrats elected to any office.
They can fake a label, but they can’t fake the taste.
“Such a sticky topic. I hope they dont waffle on the decision.”
Hee hee hee hah hah. Thanks for the out loud guffaw.
Sorry....couldn’t resist. Nice face-palm.
....I can personally vouch that all 3 should know all about "Sap(s)" as they are all one in the same!!!
Does that include fake intelligence in Washington, DC?
Can you improve your performance so nobody has to fake it? I don’t see how one could “fake,” myself, but then, my husband knows what he’s doing.
Ooooops, I messed up having just glanced at the article—having already been aware of what these MORONS were up to from local news—as well as having a difficult time distinguishing between Maine’s 2 “Beeatch-Sistahs” the Bobbsey Twin RINO’s (Collins and Snowe) I chose the wrong one, though I’d bet the farm (if I had one) that Snowe would support this stoooopid (feel-good) legislation as well.
Sometimes you add these posts together and get
Can we make women faking it a felony also?
They can fake a label, but they cant fake the taste.
Where are the Log Cabin Republicans on this?
Got sick of seeing that “Duh Oh” from the Simpson’s they post here every so often and which by the way I’ve never watched. We have it down here but it’s a show I’ve never cared for.
No punishment is too severe for selling fake maple syrup!
Criminalization of all sorts of civil infractions is a good to get control of the population.
We have all the laws we'll ever need. All the "lawmaking" done these days consists mainly of naming an existing law after someone or making an existing law ridiculously specific to some group which may or may not be funneling cash to the "lawmaker."
“Can we make women faking it a felony also?”
Can of worms there FRiend. Much like the first denier of a fart.
Absolutely wrong! Maple syrup (the real stuff) contains natural phenols, which make it far less a danger for diabetics than pure sugar.
That must be darn good syrup
Wouldn’t Laz have to be able to notice?
Buy the cheaper darker grades, rather than the lightest ones. They cost less, and have a lot more maple flavour.
(How many hours of maintenance/repair are required for an hour on the road/track?)
Look up Wisconsin Statute 97.18.
Three months in jail for serving "butter colored margarine in a restaurant, or to serve margarine to students, patients or prisoners without a doctors order or to sell margarine in less than one pound blocks.......
This will just increase the profits and violence of the syrup cartels.
I can see it now.
Swat team raid, not on a drug den, on a fake Maple syrup manufacturing sweatshop.
“This is fraud, plain and simple, and it undermines a key part of Vermont’s economy,” Leahy stated in the release.
So let me get this straight. The Leftists want me to buy locally grown food so that I don’t harm the environment with all the shipping. Leahy needs to be consistent and insist that Vermont syrup needs to stay in Vermont...for the sake of the environment.
I hate to come across as a sap, but do you mind if I tap in to this thread? It just makes my blood boil.
The carnage will be dreadful. Blood on the snow. Bears!
Yep this is a top priority issue, we all have been waiting for action.
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