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The Social Cost of Bourbon Vanilla Production

Silvia Lazzaris

Natural vanilla passes through dozens of hands as it goes from farms to kitchen tables. No part of farming or curing the vanilla beans is mechanised, and small farms are the very backbone of natural vanilla production. But are farmers treated fairly when it comes to Bourbon Vanilla Production? What are the social impacts of the production of the second most expensive spice in the world? 

Motion Graphics by Jamie Burton

Script & Narration by Silvia Lazzaris

Based on the article by Samanta Oon

2 Minute Watch
Published May 04 2023

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