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PHOTOS: Vanilla Boom Is Making People Crazy Rich — And Jittery — In Madagascar

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PHOTOS: Vanilla Boom Is Making People Crazy Rich — And Jittery — In Madagascar

NPR - Wendell Steavenson

About 80% of the world's vanilla is grown by small holding farmers in the hilly forests of Madagascar. For a generation the price languished below $50 a kilo (about 2.2 pounds). But in 2015 it began to rise at an extraordinary rate and for the past four years has hovered at 10 times that amount, …

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