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Pa. Ag Dept. Warns Consumers to Report Unsolicited Seeds Received by Mail


Last updated 7/31/2020 at 5:43pm

Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on July 28 warned consumers to properly discard and report unordered and mislabeled seeds shipped from overseas.

Consumers nationwide have received seeds in packages labeled as jewelry. These seeds may contain plant diseases, weeds or invasive plants that could harm Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry and ecosystem.

“Seeds sold in Pennsylvania are rigorously tested to ensure that they are genetically pure and regulated to ensure that what’s on the label is what’s in the package,” Secretary Redding said. “Planting seeds without knowing w...

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