Cheerios tried to do a good deed by giving over 1.5 billion free wildflower seeds as part of its "Save the Bees" campaign. However there is now concern that the seeds may be doing a lot more harm than good.
Lifehacker is reporting that some of the wildflower species included in the packet of seeds can do serious damage to ecosystems across the country.
The packets contain more than 20 species of seeds, some of which are banned in certain states because they can "take up all the space and use up all the resources" and others can "spread disease" that could be bad for other plants and humans.
Cheerios said none of the seed varieties in the packets are considered invasive and that all of them are available at retailers across the country.
Proof that sometimes you can't win for trying...