China invading the US with invasive plants?
Folks in Utah and Virginia have found packets of seeds printed with Chinese text in their mailboxes – and state officials are telling them not to pull on their gardening gloves, The Hill reported.
“The types of seeds in the packages are unknown at this time and may be an invasive plant species,” Virginia’s agriculture department said Friday.
In Utah, Lori Culley received a package with Chinese markings that she wrongly assumed were earrings.
“I opened them up and they were seeds,” Culley told her local Fox 13 station. “Obviously they’re not jewelry!”
Both states and US Customs and Border Protection are investigating the packages. They’re advising everyone not to plant the seeds and to report the deliveries to local authorities.
Brits also have received seed packages from China — marked as jewelry, the the Daily Mail reported.
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