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54 minutes ago, A fellow servant said:

We are getting them in Oklahoma, these unsolicited seeds .:eek:

Please be careful. 

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I just received an email from The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services warning us about such seeds

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is warning Floridians about unsolicited packages of seeds received through the mail. The seed packets, which may arrive unexpectedly in packages bearing Chinese characters, may bear the name China Post, and may be labeled as jewelry, have been reported in multiple states including Virginia, Kansas, Washington, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah, and others.

 

As of July 27, FDACS has received at least 160 reports from Florida residents reporting having received suspicious seed packages. The content of the seed packages is unknown at this time.

 

We haven't received any but, if we do, I now have a phone number to call and report them.


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Recent reports are saying that many of the seeds have been identified as common flowers or vegetables..

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/07/31/usda-identifies-some-seeds-appear-sent-china/5555404002/

 

All 50 states have issued warnings about the packages, some of which contain flowering plants like morning glory, hibiscus and roses, according to Osama El-Lissy, with the Plant Protection program of the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. El-Lissy said other packages contain vegetables  such as cabbage and herbs including mint, sage, rosemary, and lavender. 

 

"At this time, we don’t have any evidence indicating this is something other than a 'brushing scam' where people receive unsolicited items from a seller who then posts false customer reviews to boost sales," the statement said. "USDA is currently collecting seed packages from recipients and will test their contents and determine if they contain anything that could be of concern to U.S. agriculture or the environment."

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Since not all the packages contain the same seeds - is it possible that, even though they are "common" plants, they are targeted to areas where they will become "invasive" when compared to the native foliage? 

 

Regardless of what kind they are, Florida has issued a notice to NOT open them and contact the State for collection - we shouldn't just throw them out since that can lead to them "self-planting"


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1 hour ago, Qapla said:

Since not all the packages contain the same seeds - is it possible that, even though they are "common" plants, they are targeted to areas where they will become "invasive" when compared to the native foliage? 

 

Regardless of what kind they are, Florida has issued a notice to NOT open them and contact the State for collection - we shouldn't just throw them out since that can lead to them "self-planting"

Like Kudzu  that took over the South..

One small crack doesn't mean you are broken; it means that you were put to the test and didn't fall apart..

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