Yvonne Carts-Powell

Melon Mines

In hilarious, technology on July 1, 2011 at 11:18 am

Could I resist a story about self-exploding watermelons? (I couldn’t.)
Melon Mines, Bear Scare, Dog Days from Chemical & Engineering News.

This is fun, but it does lend a Franken-food aspect to produce. According to not-very-well-sourced articles on the web, the farmers sprayed a growth-promoting hormone on the plants after they’d fruited. The same chemical in the US is used on some fruit plants before or during blooming.


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