Video: Are we running out of vanilla?

Are we running out of vanilla? (video)
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Vanilla is more than a standby ice cream flavor. It's used to flavor approximately 18,000 food products worldwide and in nearly every sweet you can think of. But a shortage of vanilla beans and a rising demand for them means the rich, complex flavor of natural vanilla may become an expensive rarity.

Can anything be done to solve this potential vanilla shortage?

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