Texas Agriculture Commissioner Warns of Unsolicited Seeds From China

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AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF News) – Texas residents are among Americans being warned about packages of mysterious, unsolicited seeds from China.

The packages are falsely labeled as jewelry.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller advised residents not to plant the seeds as they could contain harmful invasive species or be otherwise unsafe.

“I am urging folks to take this matter seriously,” Commissioner Miller said. “An invasive plant species might not sound threatening, but these small invaders could destroy Texas agriculture.”

Miller said the TDA has joined forces with the USDA to analyze the seeds.

Anyone who receives them is urged to place them in a sealed container and report the incident to SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov.

Residents in Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Virginia, and Washington have also reported receiving the seeds.

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