After almost two decades of a corporate-led model of globalization, it is evident this globalization has failed workers, farmers, and the environment while helping the One Percent get richer. The World Trade Organization (WTO) was established in 1995 and has demolished our sovereignty. The U.S. can no longer plot its own course because it is controlled by the WTO. We can no longer make our own decisions that benefit our people, unless it is approved by the WTO. We get sued left and right by other countries and lose just give in 9 out of 10 times a case is brought against us.
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We have heard about toxic imports flooding our borders and sickening our American citizens. However, even the imported food that isn’t contaminated is still unhealthy for us. The nutritional quality of fruits and vegetables is highest as soon as they are picked and decline with time. The average imported fruit and vegetable travels thousands of miles before reaching your plate. On the other hand, local vegetables travel an average of 64 miles and were typically picked that same day.
With the start of the school year coming or here, all across the U.S. parents are shopping for school supplies and clothing for their children. It is likely that few if any, of these items will be made in America. This will only increase our trade deficit and ship more jobs overseas.
600 corporate lobbyists are busy somewhere, in some hidden room, behind closed doors, piecing together the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).