What the Pacific Trade Deal Means for Diets


A market in Singapore selling meat. The U.S. government says American farmers can help countries like Singapore meet their rising demand for meat through the Pacific Trade Deal. Photo credit: Allie Caulfield/Flickr

Trade deals affect more than national economies. For example, they can have profound repercussions for how people eat. In the past, deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement paved the way for Walmart to sell less-healthful food in Mexico and contributed to “the impoverishment of the Mexican diet.” To read more about the effects the Pacific Trade Deal could have on health and diet, click here!


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