Eating NAFTA

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Next year will mark 25 years of NAFTA, the trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico that lifts tariffs on agriculture and most food-related goods between the countries. Professor Alyshia Galvez argues that Mexico got the short end of the stick with the agreement’s negative impact on the country’s economy, food system, and public health.

Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray (C), Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo (3rdR), White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow (3rdR-standing) and Jesus Seade (R), Mexico's President-elect Obrador's representative in trade negotiations look on as U.S. President Donald Trump (L) announces a deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 27, 2018.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.