Ingredients

Vanilla pods drying in the sun. © GettyImages/guezmer

How to ensure stable supplies in a volatile vanilla market?

By Niamh Michail

Demand for natural, origin vanilla is on the rise. But how to ensure supplies from cyclone-prone Madagascar are stable and sustainable? FoodNavigator spoke to Symrise about food credits for farmers, diversified sourcing and quality bonuses.

Roughly 80% of PureCircle's 2018 planted stevia will be its StarLeaf stevia launched last year, the company said. ©GettyImages/y-studio

PureCircle to bump up stevia planting by 200% in 2018

By Mary Ellen Shoup

PureCircle is set to plant nearly 16,000 tons of stevia in 2018 - a 200% increase from the year before - to meet increasing global industry demand for a zero-calorie sweetener that tastes ‘the most sugar-like.’