An Explosion of Forchlorfenuron in your mouth Posted on May 19, 2011, 0 Comments

Forchlorfenuron is a growth hormone used in the United States primarily for growing Kiwis and grapes. And while it has been linked to cancer and neurological disorders, people who buy conventionally grown produce have been largely successful at ignoring the potential health implications of this chemical assault on their diet. What may be more difficult to ignore is the recent report of exploding fruits in the fields of the watermelon farmers in China. Apparently, they put a little too much Forchlorfenuron on their crops to speed up growth, and the melons have been blowing up--literally. So I'm hoping this post will pull some of your heads out of the sand. If not, you better be careful where your head is buried...