In the US, the seeds have drawn warnings from authorities amid speculation that they could be anything from a prank to bioweapons. Photo: Washington State Department of Agriculture In the US, the seeds have drawn warnings from authorities amid speculation that they could be anything from a prank to bioweapons. Photo: Washington State Department of Agriculture
In the US, the seeds have drawn warnings from authorities amid speculation that they could be anything from a prank to bioweapons. Photo: Washington State Department of Agriculture
China economy

Those seeds from China: how a likely marketing tool fed conspiracy fears in the US

  • The mailings this summer of unsolicited seeds to the US and elsewhere raised concerns of coronavirus and other contagions
  • An investigation found many fake shipping labels, and experts said the packages fit the profile of ‘brushing’ operations to improve e-commerce rankings

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In the US, the seeds have drawn warnings from authorities amid speculation that they could be anything from a prank to bioweapons. Photo: Washington State Department of Agriculture In the US, the seeds have drawn warnings from authorities amid speculation that they could be anything from a prank to bioweapons. Photo: Washington State Department of Agriculture
In the US, the seeds have drawn warnings from authorities amid speculation that they could be anything from a prank to bioweapons. Photo: Washington State Department of Agriculture
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