NYT Examines Relationship Between Free Trade, Increased Obesity Rates In Mexico

New York Times: A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity
“…[Some Mexicans] have become both consumers and participants in an extraordinary transformation of the country’s food system, one that has saddled them and millions of other Mexicans with diet-related illnesses. It is a seismic shift that some nutritionists say has an underappreciated cause: free trade. … [F]ew critics predicted [the North American Free Trade Agreement] would transform the Mexican diet and food ecosystem to increasingly mirror those of the United States…” (Jacobs/Richtel, 12/11).