Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Exploding Melons

Watermelons are exploding in fields in China, after farmers apparently misuse chemicals intended to accelerate the fruit's growth. All of those with exploding melons apparently were first-time users of the growth accelerator forchlorfenuron, though it has been widely available for some time, CCTV said in the report broadcast on Monday night.

Exploding Melons
A farmer shows a watermelon that burst in his rented greenhouse in Danyang city in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Photo: AP

Exploding Melons
Farmers clear out watermelons that exploded. Photo: AP


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