Watermelon is excellent refreshing fruit! But are all types safe for consumption?
In eastern China watermelons have been bursting open, covering the fields after farmers gave them an overdose of growth chemicals during wet weather, creating what’s been called “fields of land mines.”
The farmers used a growth accelerator known as forchlorfenuron in hopes of making their watermelons bigger and thus more profitable.
About 20 farmers around Danyang city in Jiangsu province were affected. They lost up to 115 acres of watermelons.
What is Forchlorfenuron?
According to the U.S. EPA, “Forchlorfenuron is a cytokin which improves fruit set, fruit size, cluster weight and cold storage in grapes in kiwifruits.”…Readmore