The mystery seeds people got in the mail are now being tested for weeds and other diseases.
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry announced that it has received an update on the matter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
So far, the seeds have very few weeds or species containing any diseases according to commissioner Mike Strain.
He said there are about 400 specimens of seeds that the DOA has turned over to the USDA.
Nationwide, Strain says 16,000 specimens have been received and scientists have identified about 5,000 species from the seeds thus far.
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