- The popular brand Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin may be in short supply compared to years before which may be a problem for the holiday season and should be bought now since low supply.
- Believed to be caused by the effects of climate change as ridiculous amount of rain poured in June (In Illinois) heavily hurting the pumpkins.
- With Illinois receiving 10% more precipitation than usual and an increase in heavier rain events, this has left Illinois from 2005 to 2012 with very wet conditions or drought.
- With the issue of climate change for Illinois, this has left the pumpkin growers have a very difficult time predicting as this can damage their pumpkins not knowing what can possibly happen.
- Wet conditions don't only limit the growth but it also has made other environmental issues such as plant diseases like phytoplankton blight and downy mildew.
- Pumpkins do best in really warm and dry conditions during the summer, those that do survive the wet conditions are relatively much smaller and can be in poor quality due to higher water content.
- This affect will leave less pumpkins for years to come if it continues and could hurt Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin brand
With recent years for the famous pumpkin company "Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin", they have started to deal with an issue that can possibly affect their earnings during their busiest time of the year. Their biggest time for their pumpkins is during the holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving and especially for Halloween) and may not be able to provide their customers with enough of their own product which is a financial issue. The one to blame for this is: Climate Change, as their natural weather patterns have begun to change as they may have very wet condition in June and damage the pumpkin. Although they may survive the heavy rain, the results can affect them as they may be possibly smaller than normal or in poor condition with the amount of rain intake. The company is concerned as Illinois' strange weather will change the growth patterns and make life more difficult to provide the "best pumpkins" for their customers. With the now negative news, people should expect less pumpkins from them as they can't really do much about it
Out of all the things affected by the environmental issue of Climate change, never have I ever thought of it affecting pumpkins. Reading about it now, I now see how awful this can be for their company as they can't do much about their current situation. This truly shows how the affects of climate change can come back around as both the company and the customers expecting to buy their product will be hurt. Although we complain about how there is so little rain and why can't have any soon, that doesn't necessarily apply for pumpkins as they change the growth for them. This can cause them to be smaller or in terrible condition as they are mostly best in dry weather. This is very unfortunate for Libby's as they are part of a cause & affect problem and cannot do much for their own situation. Sadly those who do like their brand of pumpkin will expect to be disappointed due to the quality or even their quantity...