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STOP! Don't plant those seeds!

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We reported on Tuesday, 28 July, about the unsolicited importation of mysterious seeds arriving in the U.S. The packages, some labeled as JEWELRY, are simply appearing in mailboxes across the nation.

"Various news sources are warning residents not to plant any seed they receive unsolicited from unknown sources 'because they could be a pathway for introduction of invasive species, insects and plant diseases.' Apparently, these seed shipments are part of a massive international internet scam possibly originating from China."

Since then, the source and purpose of these seed shipments has become a matter of much speculation. Rather than copy and paste the theories, here are some interesting articles you should read for yourself. 

China Seeds: A Biological Attack on America?

USDA Investigates Packages of Unsolicited Seeds from China

Facebook Page: Mississippi’s Republican Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson

Mystery seeds now arriving in Texas mailboxes: report

Regardless of the source and reasons behind their appearance, DON'T PLANT THE SEEDS IF YOU RECEIVE THEM.

Report them to your closest Cooperative Extension Service office.


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