Bill would protect Native American seeds

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico’s congressional delegation wants federal help preserving Native American seeds.

A bill has been introduced in both the Senate and House which would protect Native American seeds used for cultural, religious, medicinal, ceremonial and agriculture purposes.

This legislation would protect the purity of native seeds and help ensure they remain available to future generations.

The proposal would permit tribes to work alongside public research institutions to encourage education and training programs preserving the purity of the seeds.

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