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Q: What do they use to grow those gigantic fruits and vegetables?

The size of fruits and veggies here seem quite unusual. I saw litchis the size of an apple in Guangzhou, watermelons as big as a 3-year old child, carrots the size of a bottle of beer and much more. It doesn't look like any of those are safe to eat.

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You should see bananas in Kaifeng. Every batch of bananas has most of them 'burst out of the shell'. Fresh, greenish bananas are all 'shell is too small for fruit'. It must be some additive for growth.

I'm thinking, whatever Chinese find to increase the profit, they'll use it, and Gov. doesn't really give a fuk for that. 

It would be the same in the West, if Gov. wouldn't prohibit some additives.

I'm not really sure, if Chinese grow bananas in China, but they probably do somewhere.

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But yet the smallest tomatos taste the best.

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it is all in the urine...the growth

my 5th floor balcony garden is doing fine

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You can't see the (good) taste, but you can see the size ?

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No regulations on use of fertilizer

No education for farmers

Selection of seeds from only big crop/Genetically engineering perhaps ?

 

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You should see bananas in Kaifeng. Every batch of bananas has most of them 'burst out of the shell'. Fresh, greenish bananas are all 'shell is too small for fruit'. It must be some additive for growth.

I'm thinking, whatever Chinese find to increase the profit, they'll use it, and Gov. doesn't really give a fuk for that. 

It would be the same in the West, if Gov. wouldn't prohibit some additives.

I'm not really sure, if Chinese grow bananas in China, but they probably do somewhere.

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Chinese like big vegetables, fruits, cars and so on. Compensating for something else.

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well, there were those exploding watermelons a few years ago. 

 

HGH, and other steroids.

 

 

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it's just different breeds. nothing to worry about.

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