Tell Congress to Say NO to NAFTA 2.0

Just before the end of 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced and passed USMCA, also known as NAFTA 2.0.

The original NAFTA was a major factor in the massive loss of family farms over the last three decades – helping increase the profits of large agribusinesses at the expense of family farmers and consumers in all three countries.  NAFTA promoted significant corporate concentration, including the loss of 250,000 U.S. family farms.

The new agreement doesn’t address the fundamental problems with the original NAFTA for our agricultural and food systems.  It continues to promote the interests of multinational companies rather than family farmers. And it does so at the expense of the citizens of all the countries: The USMCA/NAFTA 2.0 would direct regulators in each country to choose options for food safety, environmental, and other standards that distort trade the least, rather than what best protects public health or the environment.

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