Are We Running Out of Vanilla? (image) American Chemical Society Share Print E-Mail Caption Vanilla is more than a standby ice cream flavor. It's used to flavor approximately 18,000 food products worldwide and in nearly every sweet you can think of. But a shortage of vanilla beans and a rising demand for them means the rich, complex flavor of natural vanilla may become an expensive rarity. Can anything be done to solve this potential vanilla shortage? Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/9Cw6FEaQz4o. Credit The American Chemical Society Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.