Amazon no longer selling foreign seeds


Amazon is no longer selling foreign seeds, which were largely unregulated.

“Moving forward, we are only permitting the sale of seeds by sellers who are based in the U.S.,” an Amazon spokeswoman said last week.

The decision comes after thousands of Americans and Canadians received unsolicited seed packages in July. The seeds were deemed to have come primarily from China.

As of Sept. 3, Amazon will no longer allow imported seeds in its marketplace and it also removed all listings for foreign seeds. Additionally, businesses that sell foreign seeds and use Amazon warehouses are no longer be able to do so beginning on Sept. 30.