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Current Event August 2, 2017

Understanding the Vanilla Shortage


There is a global vanilla crisis. Recently there’s been a global shortage of vanilla that’s affecting bakeries and ice cream shops across the country. The spice is primarily grown in Madagascar, an island off the southeast coast of Africa. Listen to this story to hear what caused this shortage and the dangers and problems of faced by vanilla growers.

Economics Agriculture Africa

Story Length: 4:09

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AIR DATE: 06/16/2017


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