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China farmers face 'exploding' watermelon problem

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.

  • 17 May 2011
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