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  • Melon Refresher

    11/23/2009 1:56:18 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 409+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 11/23/09 | Chrissy Siggee
    2 cups diced watermelon 2 cups diced rockmellon/cantaloupe 1 cup diced honey dew – optional 2 teaspoons honey
  • Yubari melons latest victims of recession (Only $5,200 for 2 - down from $26,000)

    05/16/2009 11:37:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1,064+ views
    Japan Times ^ | 5/16/09
    Yubari melons latest victims of recessionSaturday, May 16, 2009 The Associated Press The latest victim of the recession is round, sweet and famous for being shockingly expensive. The first two Yubari melons of the season were auctioned Friday in Hokkaido and fetched ¥500,000. Pricey? Certainly. But it's practically a steal if you consider last year's winning bid — a record ¥2.5 million. In 2007 they sold for ¥2 million. **SNIP** Weighing about 3.6 kg, the premium cantaloupes were part of the season's initial harvest at Sapporo Central Wholesale Market. Every year buyers flock to the market for a shot at...
  • U.S. farmers use inmates to harvest fields

    08/22/2007 4:37:51 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 36 replies · 770+ views
    UPI ^ | 08/22/07
    PICACHO, Ariz., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Western U.S. farmers are increasingly using inmates to harvest their fields as states crack down on hiring undocumented workers. Colorado started sending female inmates to harvest onions, corn and melons this summer, and Iowa is considering a similar program, The Christian Science Monitor reported. While inmates have worked for private farms in Arizona for almost 20 years, legislation signed this summer fining employers for knowingly hiring undocumented workers has brought growing numbers of farmers to the Arizona Department of Corrections for help, the newspaper said. Unlike other sectors, where federal regulations require inmate workers...
  • 'Israeli melons have AIDS'[Latest Saudi Hysteria]

    04/15/2007 1:52:35 AM PDT · by Alouette · 20 replies · 972+ views
    YNet ^ | April 13, 2007 | Roee Nahmias
    Text message spreading through Saudi Arabia claiming melons entering the kingdom from Israel are infected with AIDS causes frenzy. Officials deny rumors Roee Nahmias Published: 04.13.07, 16:14 / Israel News "Beware of Israeli melons infected with AIDS arriving in Saudi Arabia!" is the latest rumor being spread throughout Saudi Arabia like a wildfire. An SMS message being sent around the country this week said, "The Saudi Interior Ministry warns its citizens of a truck loaded with AIDS infected melons that Israel brought into the country via a 'ground corridor.'" The Interior Minister's spokesman General Mansour al Turki responded to news...
  • My Papaya Stinks

    03/15/2006 12:19:15 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 116 replies · 2,515+ views
    The Kitchen ^ | 3/15/06 | rebelbase
    Woke up this morning and it was rank. What causes that smell?