18 May '11, 11am

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

Exploding Watermelons in Jiangsu Province Latest Sign of China's Food Safety Problem Watermelons for sale in Shanghai. Photo: John Solomon / Creative Commons . 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 . View the entire comment thread.

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