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Weird News United States: Mysterious seeds worry the services of Agriculture

13:10  28 july  2020
13:10  28 july  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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On Wednesday, the Utah Department of Agriculture announced that it would be starting a probe after dozens of residents of the state received mysterious packages from China containing unidentified seeds . Since then, residents of at least six other states have reported similar deliveries.

Mysterious seeds being sent to Americans, possibly from China. Now that's a seedy situation. In the past few days, there have been concerning reports of those across the United States receiving Several US state departments of agriculture report that people are receiving unsolicited packets of

Americans received seeds without ordering them. The authorities are asking not to sow them

Des graines de corriande (illustration). © Fernando Vergara / AP / SIPA Corriande seeds (illustration). SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES - Americans received seeds without ordering them. The authorities ask not to lose them

It is a real mystery, probably come from China , which face Americans . The agriculture services of several states in the country have issued press releases in recent days warning residents of suspicious packages containing mysterious seeds.

"Do not open the package"

"The types of seeds in the packages are currently unknown and may contain invasive plant species," the Ohio Agriculture Department warned Monday. “If you receive such a package, please DO NOT sow these seeds. If they are in a sealed package, do not open the package, "advised the authority, which redirects to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Mysterious seeds being sent to Americans, possibly from China. Now that's a seedy situation. Several US state departments of agriculture report that people are receiving unsolicited packets of seeds The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is warning Floridians about

Several US state departments of agriculture report that people are receiving unsolicited packets of seeds in the mail, apparently from China. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said residents should not plant unsolicited seeds that appear to be from China.

The Ohio Agriculture Department says "unwanted seeds can be invasive, contain noxious weeds, introduce disease to local plants, or be dangerous to livestock." Similar directives have been issued by the departments of agriculture in the states of Washington , Louisiana, Virginia and Kansas.

Chinese characters on some labels

According to local media and photos shared by residents on social media, packages have also been sent to Utah and Arizona. Some of them were labeled as jewelry and contained Chinese characters on their labels.

#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

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WASHINGTON (VVNG.com) –People across the United States are reporting receiving an unsolicited package of seeds from China in the mail. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has issued a warning about seeds that could be dangerous to the environment.

Mysterious seed packets from China sent to dozens of people in 3 states , officials say #ElectionInterference #WW3 The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has issued a warning about seeds that could be dangerous to the environment.

- USDA APHIS (@USDA_APHIS) July 27, 2020

The motivations behind these mailings remain obscure for the moment. According to the Ohio Police Department, it could be "brushing," an unfair technique used in online commerce that involves improving product ratings by generating bogus orders. When in doubt, the USDA provides a telephone number and address for those "aware of the potential trafficking of exotic fruits, vegetables or meat products banned in or in transit through the United States."

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