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This Native American Tribe Turned To Ancestral Farming Practices To Combat A Health Crisis

Posted: January 12, 2017

Jimmy Burridge, Ph.D. student in the Roots Lab, was quoted in an article linking traditional agricultural crops and improved health in a native american tribe in southern Arizona.

This article discusses the shifting farming practices and diets of the Tohono O’odham and how growing traditional crops like tepary bean are promoting health in the diabetes-stricken population.  Jimmy Burridge, Ph.D student, is quoted throughout the article regarding tepary bean's exceptional drought tolerance.

To read the full article on Rodale's Organic Life, follow the link here.