Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Commish Addresses Chinese Seeds

Ag Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement.

Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson instructs anyone receiving packages of unsolicited seeds from China, or any foreign country, in recent days to immediately contact the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce’s Bureau of Plant Industry by phoning (662) 325-3390. Those receiving the seeds are instructed to hold onto the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label, until someone from MDAC’s Bureau of Plant contacts you with further instructions. Do not plant seeds from unknown origins.

“We are aware that citizens in Mississippi, as well as other states, have received unsolicited packages of seed appearing to be from China over the last few days. We are working closely with the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on this issue. If you have received these seeds, please call the Bureau of Plant Industry, and we will send an inspector to your location to pick up the seeds from you. Please don’t plant the seeds. I don’t want to scare people because there is no indication these seeds pose a danger to human health. But any foreign seeds can have a negative impact on our environment as a threat to plant and animal health, and to agriculture. Also, foreign seeds could carry fungi or pests which could cause great destruction to our native ecosystem. So, I can’t stress enough the importance of contacting our office regarding this matter. Your assistance will help us to prevent the unlawful entry of prohibited seeds into the country and protect against invasive pests and noxious weeds,” said Commissioner Gipson.

At this time, the USDA does not have any evidence indicating this is something other than a “brushing scam” where people receive unsolicited items from a seller who then posts false customer reviews to boost sales. That scam can involve many different random products, but foreign seeds could be an environmental threat. USDA is currently collecting seed packages from recipients and will test their contents and determine if they contain anything that could be of concern to U.S. agriculture or the environment.










14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reports of this have been circulating on /pol/ since last November. Of course it takes the mainstream media and government 8 months to address it. Despite the image board being a hotbed of federal and global intelligence agencies (called glowies)

Of all the words man's put to pen, the worst ones yet "/pol/'s right again"

Anonymous said...

Remember the Day of the Triffids. You thought Covid was a bitch!

Albert Schweitzer said...


No Kidding?

Something FREE from china? Do Nigerian princes live there too?

Why would we be suspicious of a country that has killed more Americans within the last few years, between the wuhan chinese virus and the masses of chinese fentanyl, than we lost during world war II?

Anonymous said...

China knows that the USA is on the brink of complete socioeconomic collapse. Those seeds will be worth their weight in gold by 2022. But stupid Americans can't think any further than the next sportsball season.

Anonymous said...

When I hear "mainstream mediuhhhhh" I tune out everything else the person says.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone determined what sort of invasive species are being sent?

Anonymous said...

"Reports of this have been circulating on /pol/ since last November."

Tell us, all knowing one, what the hell is /pol/?

Anonymous said...

No kidding my daughter has received at least 3 unsolicited packages from China that appeared to be very cheap jewelry or some type of beads. We threw them away.

Anonymous said...

I say plant them and see what happens. That's the scientific thing to do.

Anonymous said...

I'm with ya 4:32.

If it starts taking over, douse it in roundup.

Anonymous said...

" When I hear "mainstream mediuhhhhh" I tune out everything else the person says.

Very wise on your part 12:59.

Lord knows you might accidently mix up some of these mysterious Chinese seeds with your mushroom spores.

That might not be a fun reaction.

But carry on !





Anonymous said...

Waiting on my package of Kudzu seeds - I’ve got some drainage issues to address.

Anonymous said...

Is this weed? Cause if this is some sort of freaky Chinese government strain, I’ll give it a run

Anonymous said...

Do the opposite of whatever the government tells you.

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