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Strange fruit exploding

Excessive use of growth accelerator Forchlorfenuron has caused watermelons to explode like landmines in Danyang near Nanjing.  Pan Jing of Greenpeace said farmers depended on fertilisers because many doubled as migrant workers and had less time for their crops.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/17/exploding-watermelons-chinese-farming

Fruit is not always good for you

According to research published in 2001, 3.4 per cent of injuries requiring surgery in the Solomon Islands were coconut-palm related. Only 16 per cent of these were people hit by falling coconuts. The rest were people falling from trees.

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