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More than 750 Canadians have received ‘unsolicited seeds’ by mail: CFIA

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it has received reports from 750 people across the country regarding unrequested packages of seeds.

The agency says the seeds are from a range of plant species and have postmarks from differing countries, but they appear to be low-risk.

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It says it remains unclear as to why Canadians are receiving the seed packages.

One possibility, the agency added, could be that an e-commerce company is sending the seeds in an effort to boost its online sales and subsequently posting fake positive reviews.

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It asked all Canadians who receive the packages of seeds to not plant them and report it to their local Canadian Food Inspection Agency office.

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The agency, along with the Canada Border Services Agency and Canada Post is continuing to investigate the origins of the seeds.