U.S. agriculture officers mentioned they’re working with their counterparts in China to find out who’s sending mysterious seed packages to U.S. residents and to cease future shipments.
The U.S. Division of Agriculture mentioned in a recorded radio broadcast launched Wednesday that China helps to establish the senders of the seeds, and that the company is aware of the names of corporations behind the shipments. The USDA additionally mentioned China’s postal service is cooperating with the investigation.
China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs could not be instantly reached for remark.
“We don’t know the background details about these corporations, and that’s why we’re working with our counterparts in China to comply with up on a few of these senders,” mentioned Osama El-Lissy, a deputy administrator for the USDA’s Animal and Plant Well being Inspection Service, within the broadcast.
Mr. El-Lissy mentioned the USDA additionally has been working with main e-commerce corporations to make use of their methods to curtail future seed shipments.