So media financial experts are weighing in on the great pumpkin shortage of 2009 and saying yes, we had more to fear than fear itself. I’m not going to even start on how these are the whizzes who didn’t notice the economic boom was based on bankster fraud, just note that even with a horrible harvest, the real shortage would not be felt until next Thanksgiving. Unless huge stockpiles in warehouses have all been eroded, which I kinda doubt. The bigger lesson of the near-disaster seems to have gone over everyone’s head. The pumpkins that turned to mush in the fields were grown from proprietary seed. Monoculture is just another way of saying “shortage waiting to happen.” Ask the tomato growers wiped out by blight spread by plants sold in big box stores. Or ask the Irish. Maybe one label is not enough for most cans. One mother not to mess with is nature.