Watermelon is probably association of summer memories.
One picnic is not complete without a juicy watermelon, big enough to share with the whole family. But how are these giant watermelons produced?
In China the effort to create the greatest possible watermelons had an unexpected effect : watermelon explode.The farmers noticed that some of their fruit trees snapped in half. Hundreds of acres of melons were lost in the same way.
But these melons did not explode by themselves: 19 of the 20 farmers said that they did not use chemicals in their field, a popular fertilizer has been identified as the culprit.
To make melon to 20% larger they used forchlorfenuronand allows it to be harvested and two weeks earlier, which provides significant profits for farmers. Melons treated like this are often less tasty, the more distorted and filled with white instead of black seeds.
How to protect yourself?
The best way to get harmful chemicals out of the diet is growing your own food or buying local organic products . If you are with limited budget, try to avoid Chinese products, which are internationally criticized on several occasions as fake products.