PHOTOS: Vanilla Boom Is Making People Crazy Rich — And Jittery — In Madagascar

Workers sort through bundles of vanilla at the Virginia Dare warehouse in Antsirabe Nord, Madagascar. When this photo was taken last year, the warehouse contained roughly $5 million worth of vanilla.

The price of vanilla is ten times higher than a few years ago. That’s bringing unimagined wealth to local villages — and problems as well.

(Image credit: Tommy Trenchard)