China's exploding watermelon problem

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17 Responses to “China's exploding watermelon problem”

  1. millie fink says:

    You should see what they put in the plastic stuff they make and sell us. Really, you should. We all should, but yeah, we can’t.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7X-J1DhfjE

  2. Gbaji says:

    The Banzai Institute is working on the problem.

  3. Ugly Canuck says:

    Stuff like this really twists my melon.

  4. redesigned says:

    if you drill a hole in one of those watermelons and put it in the oven to warm it up, you are guaranteed to enlarge your penis. it’s true, my spam told me so.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The most galling comment. Farmers grow the food they are going to eat separate from the chemically contaminated crops they are going to sell ie. they won’t poison their own families but they are more than happy to poison yours as long as there is a buck in it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Watermelons aren’t quite pumpkins, but sounds like they’re being weaponized. From the pilot episode of the megacorp workplace satire “Better Off Ted”:

    Veronica: We want to weaponize a pumpkin.
    Ted: Then so do I. Because?
    Veronica: There’s a country with whom we do business that grows a great deal of pumpkins and would welcome additional uses for them. As well as cheaper ways to kill their enemies.
    Ted: Well, finally the pumpkin gets to do something besides Halloween.
    Veronica: Pie.
    Ted: Halloween and pie.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’ll bet this was part of that massive amount of “certified organic” produce we import from China.

  8. Nadreck says:

    Is this how the Green Goblin got those pumpkins of his to explode?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Would it rain too much on your “china bad” -parade to point out that even farmers who hadn’t used the chemicals had their watermelons explode?

    • demidan says:

      Link or it didn’t happen.

      • Anonymous says:

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13421374

        “According to the Xinhua news agency, 20 farmers in a village in Jiangsu province planted imported seeds from Japan, with 10 households saying their watermelons began exploding last month.

        Farmer Liu Mingsuo told Xinhua that more than two-thirds of his crop had blown up.

        He said he had used chemicals to boost their growth on 6 May, and the following day more than 180 melons exploded. Mr Liu was reported to be the only farmer from the 10 households who used chemicals.”

  10. Anonymous says:

    In the very least, this illustrates the need to ban ALL food imports from China.

  11. simonbarsinister says:

    Yeah, right… “mistakenly” applied a growth accelerator.
    At least it wasn’t Melamine in the baby formula this time.

    Made in China, Yay!

  12. Rich Keller says:

    They’ve managed to find a way to bypass Gallager altogether.

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