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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 3:28:37 PM on 27 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Other odd happening from China.
People are finding seeds in there packages from China ....see news link.

https://www.insider.com/packages-of-jewelry-from-china-contain-mysterious-seeds-2020-7


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 4:03:33 PM on 27 July 2020.
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That site is known for fake news and click bait.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:25:51 PM on 29 July 2020.
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They could be for another noxious weed like Lantana to wreak more havoc with the Australian ecosystem?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 1:34:05 PM on 29 July 2020.
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Triffids!!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 3:54:22 PM on 29 July 2020.
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Maybe it's just a bit of Pot ,Gift from China.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:20:47 PM on 29 July 2020.
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Well it appears that it is true and it is on lots of news sites ,,Its getting bigger and more of a mystery too .
Its very strange thing to be happening

https://www.ibtimes.com/states-warn-against-planting-mystery-unsolicited-seeds-china-usda-says-could-be-3018508


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:33:55 PM on 29 July 2020.
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Just because it's on lots of news sites doesn't mean it's true, as we have seen many times. Copy and paste journalism.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:40:58 PM on 29 July 2020.
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You think so Ian ? it's on google news .. Who knows ! But if it is true its very odd ..

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 9:24:04 PM on 29 July 2020.
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I haven't read any of the stories associated with this but are all those news sources assuming it's not just accidental contamination of some sort? Are all the affected parcels coming from the same vendor? Has anyone tried growing the seeds and making sure they are real?


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 11:48:30 PM on 29 July 2020.
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Presumably, these are the seeds of discontent.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 12:04:06 AM on 30 July 2020.
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Lol, yes That makes sense , both parties are at Each other's throats.
During the great depression in America the president Roosevelt sent out boxes of seeds to all the people and told them to grow their own food.
Perhaps these new seeds being sent is China way of saying , well your in depression again!
Have some seeds !

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 7:14:50 AM on 30 July 2020.
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Seeds from China?
I'll bet border control would have something to say about that!
Anybody that received any seeds from anywhere should be contacting the Feds and getting the stuff destroyed.

Funny people Chinese, note on the popular TV shows how many used to wing in from OS with suitcases jam packed with food?
Probably told there was no edible food in Australia.
When asked the typical response was "not food..not food....is.medicine!" as Customs opens the 6th suitcase jammed with noodles and pigs feet!!

Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 9:51:24 AM on 30 July 2020.
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No, I don't think it's happening in Australia Fred. Only in America and that's if it's happening at all???

Now pigs feet , oh we use to eat them when I was a boy and also make pig trotters soup.
My family was from Scotland and they eat all kinds of odd things . A bit like the 2 fat ladies cooking show . Actually it was one mum's favourite shows . So I've eaten all that stuff in my past.

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 2:44:36 PM on 30 July 2020.
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Black Wattle [SE Aust] were once introduced to South Africa for tanning industry, they quickly got out of control!


 
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