Vanilla 2021 Miami

Duration:09 Nov 2021 - 11 Nov 2021
Event:Vanilla 2021 Miami
Organizer:Bakto Flavors, LLC and the University of Florida
Event Details:

Vanilla 2021 will be held the week of November 9th - 10th, 2021 in Miami, followed by field trips to Homestead, Florida. We have decided to hold a vanilla meeting at this juncture as the majority of people are vaccinated and we have important issues that require discussion.

The top two issues plaguing vanilla today are:

  1. The use of Natural Vanilla Flavor WONF with added vanillin
  2. The lack of knowledge regarding how to cultivate vanilla in new geographical locations.

This meeting will also introduce a new perspective: the concept of vanilla cultivation in Florida. Vanilla is still not a completely cultivated plant, and as such, every time we move from small to intense farming there are new problems that we must learn to deal with. We will be discussing growing conditions, disease, and other important issues affecting the agriculture of vanilla. We believe the introduction of new vanilla production areas is beneficial to the vanilla business. We also believe that vanilla cultivation on American soil will accelerate the application of science and technology to the resolution of impending issues in vanilla production.