People across the US are receiving unsolicited packages containing seeds, seemingly from China. Officials, however, have issued warnings and instructed recipients not to plant them.
#APHIS is working closely with @CBP and State Depts of Ag re: unrequested seeds. If received, pls contact State Dept of Ag https://t.co/g0WhR57Wv3 or the #APHIS State Plant Health Office https://t.co/CdHtWghDbC. Keep packaging and do not plant seeds from an unknown origin! pic.twitter.com/LORKeTh4Tc
— USDA APHIS (@USDA_APHIS) July 27, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture is collecting seed packages and will test them to determine if they contain anything harmful to agriculture or environment.