Texas Agriculture Commissioner Urges Texans Not To Plant Random Seeds Received From China

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is urging Texans to take extreme precaution when receiving unsolicited seed packets from China.
The packets were mailed to multiple states, including Texas, falsely labeled as jewelry or toys. 27 states have issued public notices. Residents are advised not to plant the seeds as they could contain harmful invasive species or be otherwise unsafe. If you receive a foreign package containing seeds do not open it or plant the contents. Keep contents contained in their original sealed package. Do not throw in the trash or they could end up in the landfill. The USDA and Texas Department of Agriculture websites should have information soon.