“Madagascar produces 80% of the global [supply] for vanilla,” says Scott May, Givaudan’s global head of sweet goods and dairy. In light of such a fi gure, it is easy to see how even isolated regional events can have debilitating effects on a global scale. Yet, while Madagascar’s current political crisis is a cause for concern, most experts agree market diffi culties will stem from economic and environmental factors. Of the political upheaval, Rick Brownell, vice president of vanilla products for Virginia Dare, notes, “Shipments of vanilla beans within the country can be disrupted. Exports are also often delayed. But, longer term, I believe the impact will be relatively minor.”
The State of Vanilla: Challenges and Opportunities
April 10, 2009
Fill out my online form.
Most Popular in Vanilla
- 12Vanilla’s Future
- 12Flavor Characterization of Different Varieties of Vanilla Beans
- 12Synthesis and Authentication of Natural Vanillins Prepared by Fermentation
- 11TTB Response to P&Fnow Vanilla Comments
- 11Review: A Flavor of Vanilla
- 9Vanilla: Anything but Plain
- 9Inside Look: Chemistry and Biochemistry of Vanilla Flavor
- 6Natural Vanillin Obtained by Means of Bioconversion
- 6PREVIEW: Fusarium and Vanilla: Time to Worry?
- 5The Role of Microorganisms in Vanilla Curing
- The North American Market for Vanilla
4/6/2016, Henry Todd, Jr., Zink and Triest SARL
- Flavor Characterization of Different Varieties of Vanilla Beans
4/6/2016, Jide Adedeji, Thomas G. Hartman and Chi-Tang Ho
- Reflections of a Retired Flavorist Before He Forgets: Vanilla—A Requiem?
4/6/2016, James J. Broderick
4/6/2016, George S. Clark
- Twenty-five Years of FEMA Vanilla Research
4/27/2016, A. S. Filandro, R. W. Koch,