The seeds of concern are sprouting across the United States as homeowners receive unsolicited packages from China.
“We don’t know what they are, and we cannot risk any harm whatsoever to agricultural production in the United States,” Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said, according to CBS. “We have the safest, most abundant food supply in the world and we need to keep it that way.”
Kentucky has been among the states whose residents have been targeted with the mystery packages of seeds.
“At this point in time, we don’t have enough information to know if this is a hoax, a prank, an internet scam or an act of agricultural bio-terrorism,” Quarles said.
“Unsolicited seeds could be invasive and introduce unknown diseases to local plants, harm livestock or threaten our environment.”
Kentucky is not alone.
Other states where residents have either received the packages or officials have issued