Environmental concerns at the Mexican border

ESSAY on Mexican farmers’ displacement and Mexico’s rejection of genetically modified organisms.  “Farmers, NAFTA, and Global Agricultural Corporate Power” by Elvia R. Arriola, WOB Director.

A visit to the Mexican border to view the conditions for workers in the maquiladoras often provides surprises about who the people we meet are and where they came from.  So many of the workers are doing factory work for the first time in their lives.  They are migrants who came to the border because their lives on the farmland had been drastically transformed by the intersection of changing economic policies and natural disasters… Continue reading…


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