Bill would protect Native American seeds

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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