Should vanilla production be stopped? GettyImages/Diana Miller

Should vanilla production be stopped?

By Donna Eastlake

Vanilla is one of the most common flavours for sweet treats around the world. But is the farming of this much-loved spice sustainable? And, if not, should we be consuming it at all?

Vanilla pods drying in the sun. © GettyImages/guezmer

EFFA on ensuring steady supplies of vanilla flavour

By Niamh Michail

The flavour industry needs to spread its net wide to ensure a steady supply of the world's favourite flavour, from new vanilla pod growing countries to alternative vanillin sources, says the president of the European Flavour Association (EFFA).

Vanilla systems for savings

Vanilla systems for savings

The volatile vanilla market has seen food manufacturers turning to
synthetic substitutes as prices per kilo soar from double to treble
figures in recent years. Danish ingredients giant Danisco - a
leading extractor of vanilla in the...


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