Trump Administration Supports Limiting Junk Food Warning Labels In Nafta Talks; Experts Worry Position Could Hurt Efforts To Contain Obesity
New York Times: In Nafta Talks, U.S. Tries to Limit Junk Food Warning Labels
“The contentious negotiations over the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement have veered into one of the world’s most pressing health issues: fighting obesity. Urged on by big American food and soft-drink companies, the Trump administration is using the trade talks with Mexico and Canada to try to limit the ability of the pact’s three members — including the United States — to warn consumers about the dangers of junk food, according to confidential documents outlining the American position. … [H]ealth officials worry that [the administration’s position] would also impede international efforts to contain a growing health crisis…” (Ahmed et al., 3/20).