Food and beverage accounted as the largest end-use segment in 2016 and is estimated to generate revenue worth US$448.5 million by 2025.

Lionel Flutto, president, flavour, Symrise Asia Pacific, and Romy Weytens, Taste Competence Manager, spoke with APFI at length about the vanilla industry and what the company has been doing to help smallholder vanilla farmers in the past 10 years. The second of our two-part vanilla feature, they share about the company’s role in the vanilla industry in Madagascar. By Michelle Cheong

Lionel Flutto, president, flavour, Symrise Asia Pacific, and Romy Weytens, taste competence manager, spoke with APFI at length about the vanilla industry and what the company has been doing to help smallholder vanilla farmers in the past 10 years. A first of our two-part vanilla feature, they share their insight on the history of vanilla growing and a forecast for its future. By Michelle Cheong

Vanilla is a popular flavour around the world, but prices and availability of extracts from the vanilla plant can fluctuate dramatically due to external factors such as weather. Vanilla extract obtained by the bioconversion of ferulic acid can solve this demand problem. By Mike Tan, Sales Director Asia-Pacific, Solvay Aroma Performance, Singapore

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Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI) is Asia’s leading trade magazine for the food and beverage industry. Established in 1985, APFI is the first BPA-audited magazine and the publication of choice for professionals throughout the industry with its editorial coverage on the latest research, innovative technologies, health and nutrition trends, and market reports.

Asia Pacific Food Industry is published by Eastern Trade Media Pte Ltd. The company owns numerous trade and consumer titles, including Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News and Industrial Automation Asia.

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