They say size doesn't matter, but when it comes to vegetables, China is looking to go big. Really big.

Last week, a delegation of Chinese politicians and business leaders flew to the U.K. in a bid to persuade celebrity vegetable grower Clive Bevan to back their cause. The 57-year-old, who counts Prince Charles as one of his fans, has won numerous awards for his gigantic produce.

"They came into my poly-tunnel to see onions, carrots and, of course, my cucumbers that I grow in my wife’s old tights," Bevan told the UK Daily Mail. "Then they went to see my giant cabbage."

"I explained that I only grow organic and that the secret to growing giant vegetables is the right seed, the right soil, the right temperature, hours of work and a very big bank balance," he continued. "It can cost thousands to set up the right environment on a giant scale and that’s something I haven’t got. Instead, I produce the seeds that someone with the money, time and skills can cultivate into giants."

According to Bevan, after the tour, the delegates formally offered him a job to come to China and teach farmers there his techniques. A much longer visit is planned for next year, where Bevan will install a giant vegetable zone in a soon-to-be-created "eco area".

"There’s no reason why, in a couple of years, they can’t be producing really big giants and a year or two later winning world titles," he added. 

It's an interesting move by the Chinese — who I'm sure are more interested in maximizing food resources than winning contests. Then again, super-large veggies aren't generally very tasty; unless Bevan has stumbled upon something I've yet to experience.

Either way, expect FOX News to shortly expose this for what it truly is: A move by communist China to destroy us all with oversized produce. Oh yeah, and Michelle Obama's organic White House garden is in on the whole thing.

Tell your friends.

Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

Celebrity farmer to show Chinese how to grow giant vegetables
Clive Bevan will travel to China next year to teach his secrets on creating oversized produce.