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Amazon bars foreign sales of plants to the US following deliveries of mystery seeds

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Amazon bars foreign sales of plants to the US following deliveries of mystery seedsPackets of seeds have been arriving unsolicited in the mail | Washington State Department of Agriculture

Amazon is banning foreign sales of plants and seeds into the US as authorities try to weed out who may be sending packets of mystery seeds to people who did not order them, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The packets of seeds bearing postmarks from China have been arriving at homes around the world for several months, with the US Postal Service, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, and Department of Agriculture all investigating the matter in the US. Many of the seed packets were labeled as toys or jewelry. As of July, more than 27 US states had reported incidents of unsolicited seed deliveries. Chinese authorities have said that the postmark labels were not authentic.

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