Maple Fraud

October 30, 2011 - 2:40 PM
In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 photo, bottles used to grade maple syrup sit in a window in East Montpelier, Vt. To protect the purity of Vermont’s signature crop and to dissuade others from passing off fake maple syrup for the real thing, Vermont’s two U.S. senators and senators from Maine and New York have co-sponsored a bill that would make it a felony to sell fake maple syrup as the real thing and increase the penalties from one to five years in prison. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)