Amazon banned the sale of imported seeds in the US after thousands of Americans stated they received packages of seeds they did not order, mostly from China.
“In the future, we will only allow the sale of seeds by sellers based in the US,” the e-commerce giant said in a statement on Saturday.
In late July, the Department of Agriculture reported that seed packages had been sent to Americans and warned against planting them if they posed a threat to US agriculture.
Examination of the mystery packages revealed at least 14 different types of seeds, including mint, mustard, rosemary, lavender, hibiscus, and roses.
“Currently there is no evidence that this is anything other than a ‘brush scam’ in which customers receive unwanted items from a seller who then publishes false customer reviews to increase sales,” said a statement from the Department of Agriculture on 12. August.
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