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Vanilla Fever

Wendell Steavenson | 1843 | 15th May 2019

Report from Madagascar, which produces 80% of the world’s vanilla. A tenfold rise in the vanilla price over the past five years has flooded impoverished villages with cash and crime. A crash seems inevitable. Blame (or thank) Häagen-Dazs. “In the 1990s the company started selling its ice cream as a p…

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