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In 2002, when PEOPLE bought food in the U.S.

, this is where THEIR money actually went:

Rural economies depend on local farms.


In the U.S., in the mid-80s, 235,000 farms went out of business.

60,000 local businesses had to close down.


Buying from most supermarket chains

supports the global

THE GLOBALIZATION OF THE FOOD TRADE PUTS PEOPLE OUT OF JOBS.

FOOD TRADE.
This impacts people far away but also AT HOME.

In 1994, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico signed the North American Free Trade Agreement. Following NAFTA 2.2 million Mexicans lost their jobs. 40 MILLION FELL INTO EXTREME POVERTY.

Sometimes the money that ends up in farmers pockets doesnt even cover the cost of production.

Data taken from Rethinking Globalization: Teaching For Justice in an Unjust World, edited by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson.