Project GUHEAT explains science behind white ube jam
When Good Shepherd announced that climate change has caused a problem in securing supply for purple yam which compelled them to use the white variety, many netizens were alarmed and confused as to what brought on the phenomenon.
“In a temporal study conducted by Project GUHeat, the mean air temperature during March to May 1979 is only 21.3°C which is around 2 degrees lower than the one recorded in 2019 for the same months. It is important to note, however, that the raw ube tubers are also sourced from other areas in Benguet and from the different farmers groups throughout Northern Luzon,” they explained. The group also said that cutting down of trees also play a factor in the less purple yam production since they grow best in shaded areas. The loss of trees and foliage meant that there were less production.
Check out the infographic to better understand the reason behind this shocking development on the fan favorite pasalubong staple. (ANGEL ONG)