We all know climate change is a problem — and if you’re still denying it, it’s time to get your head out of the sand. In most Canadian communities, we are exempt from feeling the real effects on a day-to-day basis.
All that is about to change, however, thanks to the the terrible potato growing season parts of North America has just experienced.
Due to a terrible growing season that destroyed nearly 4.5% of Canada’s potato crop, the potatoes that survived have grown short, stumpy, and brown. They’ll likely cook differently, too.
This year has been somewhat intense, weather wise. Canada saw a late spring, hot summer, and a cold fall. The United Potato Growers of Canada described this as a perfect storm of unfortunate circumstances that will have a huge effect on the crop.