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    George Guest

    Default "enhanced" watermelons?


    Wonder if these "enhanced" watermelons were destined for the local wally?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110517/..._watermelons_3


    http://preview.tinyurl.com/3wtze6x

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    Andy Guest

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    George <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Wonder if these "enhanced" watermelons were destined for the local

    wally?


    I'd bet Wal*mart wouldn't want to pay the high cost of transporting such
    heavy fruit to the USA.

    What bothers me more than watermelons is the use of forchlorfenuron in
    the USA on kiwi and grapes. I don't know if there's large crop of kiwi
    here but there probably is for grapes. Both are my favorite fruits. The
    kiwis I can find here are a product of New Zealand but I don't know their
    stance on it's usage there.

    The thought of those fruits soaked in the additive really stinks, imho.

    Here's the EPA report on the additive. It certainly wasn't written for
    the laypersons to fully grasp!

    http://www.epa.gov/opprd001/factshee...lorfenuron.pdf

    The report is from 2004 so it's been in use for quite a while. I've
    probably ingested a fair amount of the stuff.

    Andy

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    zxcvbob Guest

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    Andy wrote:

    > The report is from 2004 so it's been in use for quite a while. I've
    > probably ingested a fair amount of the stuff.
    >
    > Andy



    And has it increased the size of your berries?

    -Bob

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    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: "enhanced" watermelons?

    In article <iqtml1$fdd$[email protected]>, George <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Wonder if these "enhanced" watermelons were destined for the local wally?
    >
    > http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110517/...ng_watermelons
    > _3
    >
    > http://preview.tinyurl.com/3wtze6x


    This is truly a world crisis. 115 acres of watermelons ruined. You can
    expect prices at your local store to go up instantly until you have no
    option but to starve to death.

    The article said, of course, that they are feeding them to the animals.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: "enhanced" watermelons?

    On May 17, 7:06*am, Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > In article <iqtml1$fd...@dont-email.me>, George <geo...@nospam.invalid>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Wonder if these "enhanced" watermelons were destined for the local wally?

    >
    > >http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110517/...a_exploding_wa...
    > > _3

    >
    > >http://preview.tinyurl.com/3wtze6x

    >
    > This is truly a world crisis. *115 acres of watermelons ruined. *You can
    > expect prices at your local store to go up instantly until you have no
    > option but to starve to death.
    >
    > The article said, of course, that they are feeding them to the animals.
    >
    > --
    > Dan Abel
    > Petaluma, California USA
    > da...@sonic.net


    I wonder if the animals will have enhanced 'berries' as well.......


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    notbob Guest

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    On 2011-05-17, George <georg[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > Wonder if these "enhanced" watermelons were destined for the local wally?


    This is the horror of where GM foods are undoubtedly headed. Jes like
    yer current ad in a magazine fer some new pharmacological scam takes
    up two entire pages, one to 'splain its dubious benefits and the other
    to warn of the possibly lethal side effects. This is what we're
    headed for. Buy a new square tomato and then hafta wait for the
    on-staff biomed technician to provide a safety consultation prior to
    eating. Get a mis-modified food still in beta testing and run the
    risk of exploding tum-tum, burn-yer-house-to-the-ground flatulence, or
    near fatal Roseanne-Barr-face rash.

    With any luck at all, I'll be pleasantly taking a long deserved dirt
    nap, by then.

    nb

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: "enhanced" watermelons?

    In article <iqtml1$fdd$[email protected]>, George <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Wonder if these "enhanced" watermelons were destined for the local wally?
    >
    > http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110517/...ng_watermelons
    > _3
    >
    >
    > http://preview.tinyurl.com/3wtze6x


    I don't buy them as I don't care much for Watermelon. Dad says he likes
    it but when I buy it and serve it, it always ends up sitting and rotting
    so I don't bother any more.

    My favorite melon is Cantaloupe and I've finally perfected getting a
    delicious ripe one every time. :-)
    --
    Peace, Om
    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>

    "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have
    come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
    -- Mark Twain

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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Tue, 17 May 2011 07:34:59 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > George <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Wonder if these "enhanced" watermelons were destined for the local

    > wally?
    >
    > I'd bet Wal*mart wouldn't want to pay the high cost of transporting such
    > heavy fruit to the USA.
    >
    > What bothers me more than watermelons is the use of forchlorfenuron in
    > the USA on kiwi and grapes. I don't know if there's large crop of kiwi
    > here but there probably is for grapes. Both are my favorite fruits. The
    > kiwis I can find here are a product of New Zealand but I don't know their
    > stance on it's usage there.
    >
    > The thought of those fruits soaked in the additive really stinks, imho.
    >
    > Here's the EPA report on the additive. It certainly wasn't written for
    > the laypersons to fully grasp!
    >
    > http://www.epa.gov/opprd001/factshee...lorfenuron.pdf
    >
    > The report is from 2004 so it's been in use for quite a while. I've
    > probably ingested a fair amount of the stuff.
    >
    > Andy


    good thing it hasn't affected your brain. oh, wait.

    blake

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Re: dabel-06FA19.07060117052011@c-61-68-...connect.net.au
    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:
    > In article <iqtml1$fdd$[email protected]>, George
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Wonder if these "enhanced" watermelons were destined for the local
    >> wally?
    >>
    >> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110517/...ng_watermelons
    >> _3
    >>
    >> http://preview.tinyurl.com/3wtze6x

    >
    > This is truly a world crisis. 115 acres of watermelons ruined. You
    > can expect prices at your local store to go up instantly until you
    > have no option but to starve to death.
    >
    > The article said, of course, that they are feeding them to the
    > animals.


    No problem then. What could possibly go wrong?

    Seriously, this farmer may have overdosed his watermelon with this common
    "drug", as it's called in the article, but what I get from it is that
    producers in the Chinese food chain are basically using as much of whatever
    drug/chemical/other agent as they can get away with. First time users like
    these get burned and the experienced farmers figure out how much of this
    stuff they can feed the melons without this happening.

    If we think the US has had a huge detrimental impact on the environment, we
    ain't seen nuthin' yet.

    MartyB



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