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Eating NAFTA : trade, food policies, and the destruction of Mexico

Author: Alyshia Gálvez
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mexican cuisine has emerged as a paradox of globalization. Food enthusiasts throughout the world celebrate the humble taco at the same time that Mexicans are eating fewer tortillas and more processed food. Today Mexico is experiencing an epidemic of diet-related chronic illness. The precipitous rise of obesity, diabetes, and metabolic disease--all attributed to changes in the Mexican diet--has resulted in a public  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alyshia Gálvez
ISBN: 9780520291805 0520291808 9780520291812 0520291816
OCLC Number: 1091722595
Description: xviii, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
People of corn --
Laying the groundwork for NAFTA --
NAFTA : free trade in the body --
Deflecting the blame : poverty and personal responsibility --
Diabetes : the disease of the migrant? --
Nostalgia, prestige, and a party every day --
Conclusion : connecting the dots, and bright spots
Responsibility: Alyshia Gálvez

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Mexican cuisine has emerged as a paradox of globalization. Food enthusiasts throughout the world celebrate the humble taco at the same time that Mexicans are eating fewer tortillas and more processed food. Today Mexico is experiencing an epidemic of diet-related chronic illness. The precipitous rise of obesity, diabetes, and metabolic disease--all attributed to changes in the Mexican diet--has resulted in a public health emergency. In her gripping new book, Alyshia Gálvez exposes how changes in policy following NAFTA have fundamentally altered one of the most basic elements of life in Mexico - sustenance. Mexicans are faced with a food system that favors food security over subsistence agriculture, development over sustainability, market participation over social welfare, and ideologies of self-care over public health. Trade agreements negotiated to improve lives have sometimes failed, resulting in unintended consequences for people's everyday lives"--Provided by publisher

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"Compelling...If you want to understand what 'free trade' is really about-on the personal as well as the political level-this is the book to read." * Food Politics * "Compellingly argued." -- Marion Read more...

 
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