Americans warned not to open unsolicited packages of seeds
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.