Thursday, May 19, 2011

Exploding Watermelons in Jiangsu Province Latest Sign of China's Food Safety Problem

Farmers in China's eastern Jiangsu province awoke one morning earlier this month to a scene of agricultural carnage -- hundreds of exploded watermelons. More continued to burst throughout the next couple of days, ruining more than 100 acres of the crop. In the search for a culprit, many are placing the blame on the misuse of growth chemicals in a country already deeply troubled by food-safety scandals.

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