Warning: Feds investigating mysterious seeds mailed from China to six US states, mislabeled as jewel

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  1. EC

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    Act of war? The Japanese thought they could bring the US to her knees by burning down the forests (wood--an essential war material) on the west coast--thus the thousands of unmanned paper balloons with incendiary bombs attached.

    Is this an attempt of Red China trying to destroy food crops?

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    Warning: Feds investigating mysterious seeds mailed from China to six US states, mislabeled as jewelry
    July 26, 2020

    In a scenario perhaps revolving around gems or germs, or bacteria or bling, packages of potentially dangerous seeds mislabeled as jewelry from China are mysteriously showing up in random mailboxes around the U.S.

    The unsolicited envelopes have reportedly shown up so far in Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. A similar phenomenon has occurred in the U.K.

    Authorities have warned recipients that under no circumstances should they plant the seeds, which could be invasive and harm the environment. Instead, they should notify officials, and in the meantime, avoid opening the sealed packaging containing the seeds.


    According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, “Invasive species wreak havoc on the environment, displace or destroy native plants and insects and severely damage crops. 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.”

    State and federal authorities are investigating. Anybody receiving these packages should contact their state agriculture agency immediately for follow-up testing.

    In an alternative theory that has nothing whatsoever to do with a potential biohazard, a Better Business Bureau official in Utah has suggested that the deliveries are part of an Internet scam called “Brushing.” This sketchy technique merely involves certain unscrupulous vendors sending out fake orders as a way to subsequently generate fake online reviews.

    It’s unclear at this point how the purported scammers obtained or targeted the specific U.S. addresses of those to whom they decided to ship the unwanted seeds.


    There might also be other, more benign explanations, given that a massive number of consumer products of all kinds sold online are sourced in China.


    In the U.K. where gardening is extremely popular, hundreds of horticulturists have received seeds purportedly of origin in China. This difference is the packages apparently aren’t necessarily labeled as containing a bracelet or ring. British authorities have launched an investigation, and customs officials are attempting to intercept any further uninvited parcels upon their arrival in Britain.


    “The mysterious packages have been posted to customers who previously made legitimate seed purchases through sites such as Amazon marketplace and eBay,” the Daily Mail reported.

    An environmental expert told the news outlet that “‘Whatever you do, don’t grow them.’ If packages are not sent to investigators, he urged people to burn them or wrap multiple times before disposing in the bin.”

    “Amazon said…an undisclosed number of sellers have been suspended from trading via its marketplace after an investigation,” the Daily Mail added.

    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/0...to-six-us-states-mislabeled-as-jewelry-951634
     
  2. reivertom

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    I wouldn't put anything past the Chicoms. They have no morals or conscience. If they could kill every American to get what they want, and get away with it, they would do it in a heartbeat.
     
  3. EC

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    That's the plan...
     
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  4. Dark Cloud

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    Add Ky to the list
     

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  5. RLWEBB

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    Apparently some were received in Leslie county.
     
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  6. Dark Cloud

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    Knot co too
     

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  7. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

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    There’s something going on
     
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  8. rcb216

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    Agricultural terrorism
     
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  9. Carl

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    These bastards need to be nuked so severely that there is nothing living there, not even a cockroach. :mad:
     
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  10. Ataulbe1

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    How have they not determined what the seeds are by now?? I keep seeing stories saying dont plant them! We dont know what they are! Its 2020 how hard is it figure out? Google it lol
     
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  11. reivertom

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    I hope somebody doesn't try to do some detective work and plant the things. I wouldn't put it past the Chicoms to introduce a blight on out corn and wheat crops.
     
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  12. PUBLIC RAT

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    Heard today that all 50 states have gotten packs of seeds. Maybe they would kill pollinating bees. Wouldn't that be a coup for China. Wipe out our food supply. They want our resources bad. Oil,natural gas.
     
  13. RLWEBB

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  14. Who plants seeds you anonymously get in the mail with nary clue as to what they are? Who triple bags like they were told but doesn’t throw it out like they were told? Morons among us, that’s why China would try something like this, if it is fishy.
     
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  15. childersb24

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    My buddy received some in the mail this week. Nelson county.
     

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