22 Apr '11, 10pm

How Cloning Vanilla Could Cut its Price

How Cloning Vanilla Could Cut its Price

Vanilla flowers must be pollinated to produce fertile beans. The only animals to perform this task are bees and hummingbirds native to Mexico and Central America. In the largest producing countries, China, Indonesia and Madagascar, workers must pollinate the flowers by hand. This requires a lot of manual labour and limits the availability of vanilla seeds.

Full article: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/plants/news-vanilla-...

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