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We had no way to get the food to the people

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A friend introduced them because they both spoke the Native American language O’odham.

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Nabhan began researching the beans for a University of Arizona thesis. In the process, he ended up eating and selling them as a grad student to make ends meet.

“Tepary beans are deeply part of cultures here in the desert,” Nabhan said. “There were over 30 different cultures in Mexico and the United States that grew tepary beans.”.


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