|World faces maple syrup shortage
Changing weather patterns and an increase in demand have led to shortages of maple syrup. Stocks of this popular pancake topping have gone down. Canada has just released 22 million kilograms of the sticky stuff into the market. This is almost half of its emergency reserves. Canada is the world's largest maple syrup producer. It produces around three-quarters of the global maple syrup supply. A maple syrup spokeswoman said there would be no shortages. She said: "That's why the reserve is made.…We won't lack maple syrup."