May 7, 2018

05/07/2018: Madagascar vanilla now more expensive than silver

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service…Russian President Vladimir Putin, who’s been in power for 18 years, has been sworn in for another term. But it’s fuelling criticism he’s more like a czar than an elected leader. Then, as you…

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service…Russian President Vladimir Putin, who’s been in power for 18 years, has been sworn in for another term. But it’s fuelling criticism he’s more like a czar than an elected leader. Then, as you brew your morning cup of Joe, sip on this: Starbucks and Nestle have agreed to a new $7 billion deal. We’ll tell you what it means for your daily coffee ritual. Afterwards, saffron has long been the world’s most expensive spice. But did you know Madagascar vanilla is now second on that list? We’ll explain what’s boosting the price, and how it’s likely to impact dessert lovers all over the world.  

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC