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Do not plant "free" seeds from China

State ag department warns of unordered packages


Last updated 8/3/2020 at 10:57am

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is warning residents not to open or plant mysterious packages of unordered seeds from China. According to the department, several packages of seeds have been received in the state, saying the packages contain jewelry.

“We have received reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order,” the department said in a press release. “The seeds are sent in packages usually stating that the contents are jewelry. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock.”


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