Why Food Justice Advocates Should Care

Reasons why eaters and food justice advocates should care
  1. NAFTA affected every level of our food systems–growers, markets, what food is available to consumers, and the food safety standards we have to keep unsafe products off the markets.
  2. The original NAFTA displaced 1.3 million farmers from Southern Mexico. While the cost of corn decreased significantly while the cost of tortillas rose.
  3. Investor State Dispute Settlement positions multi-national corporations to have protections as they violate human rights like having access to clean drinking water.
  4. In the original negotiations and in the current ones, farmers and others connected to our food systems aren’t present at the negotiating table.
  5. NAFTA opened Mexico’s markets to floods of imported, unhealthy foods.