UNDATED (KMHL) – Minnesota leaders are warning Minnesotans not to open a packet of seeds that arrive in the mail if they didn’t order one.
Health leaders say they’re getting reports from people around the state and in neighboring Iowa about unsolicited seeds showing up in the mail from China and other countries.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture wants anyone who receives the seeds to contact them.
Seventh District Minnesota Congressman, Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota) says some of the packages may be labeled as jewelry and have Chinese writing on them. He warns the seeds may be invasive and otherwise environmentally harmful species.