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China farmers face 'exploding' watermelon problem

17 May 2011 Last updated at 15:24 BST

Some watermelon farmers in China have been left perplexed about why their fruit has been exploding.

An investigation by Chinese Central Television blamed the overuse of a type of growth chemical.

But many farmers who say they did not use it, remain unclear about the cause.

The BBC's Trystan Young reports.