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From purple to white: Farmers struggle to grow ube due to ‘changing climate’

/ 02:49 PM September 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — “Climate emergency is real.”

The Good Shepherd Convent underscored this as they lamented the struggle of their farmers to grow ube “due to changing climate.”

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“It has been our struggle in the recent years to find a stable supply. And in the past weeks, there were none. Those of you who went to Baguio know this,” the Good Shepherd Convent said in a Facebook post on Monday.

With the lack of a stable supply of purple ube, the Good Shepherd Convent said its famous product now “sports a new look.”

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“Yes it is Ube Jam. From white ube. Yes there is such thing. And it is the available supply at the moment… and yes it is just as good as the purple one,” it added.

The Good Shepherd Convent, meanwhile, thanked those who continued to support its mission in Baguio City.

“As you well know, it is a social enterprise that aids the college education of our Cordillera youth,” it said.

“Now let’s all do our share in caring for the earth and calling for climate justice. And let’s do this not only because we love Ube Jam but because we #CareForOurCommonHome,” it added./ac

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