Mysterious seed packets from China sent to dozens of people in 3 states,officials say
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This is a very curious and a bit creepy situation. I don't appear to be alone in that assessment of it's possible threat. China has already 'seeded' is with a nefarious virus, who knows what these could set off. USDA seems to agree  on that point. Unsolicited seeds, in unmarked packages, not clearly labeled sent to numerous and widely spread areas of the country...ya, no problem there.

Here's the article on it:

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Mysterious seed packets from China sent to dozens of people in 3 states, officials say
[color=var(--tc,#707070)]BY MADDIE CAPRON
[color=var(--tc,#707070)]JULY 24, 2020 03:50 PM[/color]
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A strange package has been sent to people in multiple states: random, unidentified seeds from China.

Residents in Washington, Utah and Virginia have received small packages of seeds in the mail that appear to be sent from China, officials said.

“Today we received reports of people receiving [color=var(--lc)]seeds in the mail from Chin that they did not order,” the Washington State Department of Agriculture said Friday. “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.”[/color]

The seeds often come in sealed packages, and people should not open the packages, officials said. It should be reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for agricultural smuggling.

“Invasive species wreak havoc on the environment, displace or destroy native plants and insects and severely damage crops,” the [color=var(--lc)]Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said in a statement Friday. “Taking steps to prevent their introduction is the most effective method of reducing both the risk of invasive species infestations and the cost to control and mitigate those infestations.”[/color]

Lori Culley, who lives in Tooele, Utah, told Fox 13 that [color=var(--lc)]she found two small packages in her mailbox Tuesday that had Chinese writing on them.[/color]

“I opened them up and they were seeds,” Culley told the news station. “Obviously they’re not jewelry!”

In Utah, at least 40 people had received mysterious seeds, Fox 13 reported. It is unclear how many people in Virginia and Washington were mailed a package of seeds, but officials said “several.”
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That is extremely weird. I really need to get more educated on China, I've been too hung up on other regions whose threat level pale in comparison. They're trying to starve us!
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This story is really getting some legs. Looks like these packages are being sent in a number of states. Could this be another distraction another thing to 'panic' over? I don't know, but it is a good thing that the authorities are getting involved in interdiction. But there is another facet to the story:

One should have an open mind; open enough that things get in, but not so open that everything falls out
Art Bell
  
I don't need a good memory, because I always tell the truth.
Jessie Ventura

Its no wonder truth is stranger than fiction.
Fiction has to make sense
Mark Twain

If history doesn't repeat itself, it sure does rhyme.
Mark Twain

You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.
C.S. Lewis
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