In a front page story in the Boston Globe, UVM researchers describe how they have successfully grown saffron, the world’s most expensive spice, in an experimental greenhouse/research station in northern Vermont. The researchers achieved a higher yield than saffron grown in Iran, where 90 percent of the world’s supply originates. Fetching $19 a gram and $100,000 of estimated revenue per acre, the spice could be a significant source of revenue for Vermont farmers. A story was also broadcast on Public Radio International's The World and appeared on the BBC's website. Read the Boston Globe story.

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