Mystery seeds from China are landing in Americans' mailboxes

Mystery seeds from China are landing in America

Field Notes, powered by KPMG, is a weekly news update on news nationally and globally from the agri-food sector.

Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand


[29 July, CBS News]

Households from every state across the United States of America have received unexpected packages of unidentified seeds. The packages appear to have been sent from China and the current primary concern is any potential impact of invasive species on United States Agriculture industry. Individuals have been urged not to handle or plant the unidentified seeds, but to store them safely and email USDA.

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