U.S. exports obesity epidemic to Mexico, says new studyThe U.S. exports obesity, not Mexico imports obesity. Mexico is not responsible for their behavior, the U.S. is. Oh the evil U.S. of A.!
Declining public health linked to NAFTA, and influx of low quality, processed foods
The problem is that NAFTA has made American snack foods and processed meats more accessible to Mexicans. The horror of it all! This access has changed the Mexican diet! Why are Mexicans turning their backs on their proud heritage and forgoing traditional Mexican cuisine for fatty American fare? The article fails to state how it is that the U.S. makes people buy these products and eat them.
See how having a choice is bad for you? We must stop all this variety of products! We need a one-size-fits-all solution! No more choice! It is bad for you!
I find it difficult to be alarmed about people being fat when you consider the other end of the spectrum : starvation. Food is such a problem in North Korea that people are resorting to cannibalism. A society with fat people is less likely to have people resorting to cannibalism. Fat is a good problem.
The IATP recommends that "health impact assessments" should be done when drawing up trade agreements. You know. Predict what people will buy and whether or not it is good for them. I'm sure everyone will buy "New Coke." Olestra potato chips that promotes anal leakage. People will love it! Try as you might, you never know for sure what the people will clamor for.
All you need to know,if something bad happens somewhere, you can find a way to absolve "victims" of personal responsibility and pin the blame on the U.S.