China Farmers Facing ‘Exploding’ Watermelon Problem (Video)

GallagherGallagher is not responsible. At least it’s not exploding people. Reports the AP via Yahoo News:

BEIJING — The overuse of a chemical that helps fruit grow faster is causing a rash of exploding watermelons in eastern China.

An investigative report by China Central Television airing Tuesday found farms in Jiangsu province were losing acres of fruit to the problem.

It said farmers sprayed too much growth promoter, hoping they could get fruit to market ahead of season and make more money. China is battling rampant misuse of pesticides, fertilizers and food additives, like dyes and sweeteners, meant to make food more attractive and boost sales.

8 Comments on "China Farmers Facing ‘Exploding’ Watermelon Problem (Video)"

  1. Anonymous | May 18, 2011 at 8:46 pm |

    Good thing it doesn’t explode after you eat it… 

  2. GoodDoktorBad | May 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm |

    Good thing it doesn’t explode after you eat it… 

    • That’d be an amazing selling point though. Maybe for like pop-rock enthusiasts that just need something more intense? Maybe feeding rice to ducks isnt fun anymore? Or maybe for some stealthy military operations… “try the watermellon osama”

  3. Grooveboss | May 18, 2011 at 8:54 pm |

    once you pop you cant stop. 

  4. Grooveboss | May 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm |

    once you pop you cant stop. 

  5.  I want to see them exploding with a 50 ft radius.

  6.  I want to see them exploding with a 50 ft radius.

  7. That’d be an amazing selling point though. Maybe for like pop-rock enthusiasts that just need something more intense? Maybe feeding rice to ducks isnt fun anymore? Or maybe for some stealthy military operations… “try the watermellon osama”

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