Exploding Watermelons!

One American is doing his part!
One American is doing his part! Photo: Courtesy of Gallagher

While we here in America are worrying about something as mundane as potatoes, China is dealing with a far more awesome food-safety issue: Their watermelons are straight blowing up! As in, literally exploding. According to the Guardian, “Fields of watermelons exploded when [farmer Liu Mingsuo] and other agricultural workers in eastern China mistakenly applied forchlorfenuron, a growth accelerator.” So, exploding watermelons. Just another thing that the Chinese are better at making than the U.S. [Guardian UK]