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Agribusiness's Secretive Plans to Unravel Food Safety and Worker Protections

Agribusiness's Secretive Plans to Unravel Food Safety and Worker Protections

Sharon Anglin Treat

As Congress and the public debate the pros and cons of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), or New NAFTA, behind the scenes and in the shadows transnational corporations are doubling down on their plans to weaken and eliminate public protections through a related entity, the secretive Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC). This little-known council has the mission of promoting trade by “reducing, eliminating or preventing unnecessary regulatory differences” between Canada and the United States.

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The real “border crisis” is the free flow of capital and harmful corporate products that keep getting easier to import with each of the regulatory capture schemes disguised as “trade deals” we have had foisted on us by corrupt politicians for decades.

Illicit drugs are not being smuggled across the southwest deserts in ATVs or other off road rigs, they are entering the US in shipments of uninspected meat, etc.

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Who knew that ISDS was not the worst part of trade agreements.