Watermelon Bomb...

4:30 PM

Watermelons have been bursting by the score in eastern China after farmers gave them overdoses of growth chemicals during wet weather, creating what state media called fields of "land mines." 

About 20 farmers around Danyang city in Jiangsu province were affected, losing up to 115 acres of melon, China Central Television said in an investigative report. 

Prices over the past year prompted many farmers to jump into the watermelon market. 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.

How funny or sad is this? I can't imagine going and walking around a watermelon field on a bright sunny day for the field to turn into a land mine. I just hope nobody got injured. Genetics is very tricky and I hope these farmers get training and know the side effects and its benefits and how it should be properly administered. 

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2 Comments

  1. Bad farmers! I hate it when they alter the genetic of food to get more produce! Me no likey!

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  2. That's kinda scary. It's like the watermelons are rebelling! :P

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