Do You Know the Dark Truth Behind Your Vanilla Ice Cream?
Vanilla is one spice that is the most exported and expensive in the world. Madagascar has the best vanilla of any place in the world. Vanilla is used in everything including creams, cakes, and syrups. It not only adds a pleasant flavor but also smell to the food. It can be sold for up to $600 per kilogram.
In Madagascar, about 75% of farmers live below the poverty line and suffer extreme income insecurity. US imported $306 million worth of vanilla in 2016, the most of any country. The vanilla prices in Madagascar are in sharp contrast to those found in Europe. The farmers earn equal to US $490 in the whole year. They spend all their time and effort on the painful process of farming and get so little in return.
Consumers can change this tragic cycle because our decisions and actions have more of an impact than we know. While vanilla exporters are millionaires and earning more every day, the farmers cannot even afford a house made of bricks. This unfair trade needs to be stopped and we have the power to do just that.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org