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Some Unsolicited Seeds From China Recognized



A USDA Nationwide Identification Companies (NIS) botanist examines seeds from an unsolicited bundle underneath a microscope. Picture: USDA

When 22 states had experiences of mysterious seeds arriving within the mail from China, it was straightforward to think about a plant-based agro-terrorism was afoot. However based mostly on preliminary evaluation of the seed samples already collected, the USDA has reported that the seed packets seem like a mixture of decorative, fruit and vegetable, herb, and weed species. To date, 14 species have been recognized together with mustard, cabbage, morning glory, rosemary, mint, sage, lavender, hibiscus, and roses. Different international locations, together with Canada, Australia, and European Union member nations, are additionally reporting unsolicited seed packages.