Sweet revenge Vermont wages war on fake maple syrup vendors with bill to protect the real deal

Last updated at 8:06 PM on 1st November 2011

Vermont Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders have co-sponsored a bill that would make it illegal to sell fake maple syrup as the real thing

New bill: Vermont Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders want to make it a felony to sell fake maple syrup as the real thing

State product: Vermont maple syrup accounted for $30 million in sales last year. It is made from maple tree sap that is boiled down

Natural product: Vermont maple syrup accounted for $30 million in sales last year. It is made from maple tree sap that is boiled down

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