Eating NAFTA: Food Justice, Policy, and the Cuisine of Mexico
Where: Museum of Food and Drink
62 Bayard St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
718-387-2845 Price: $15
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While NAFTA has provided Americans with nearly unlimited access to ingredients like avocados grown south of the border, the rise in accessibility coincides with a growing scarcity of the very same foods for people in Mexico.
Meet Alyshia Gálvez, author of Eating Nafta for a conversation that explains the connections between NAFTA and the decline in traditional Mexican cuisines; the industrialized and processed foods that flooded in to replace them; and the resulting effects on the health of the Mexican population at large.
Alyshia will be joined by Irwin Sanchez, founder of Tlaxcal Kitchen; Dr. Miriam Bertran, coordinator of the food and culture program at Metropolitan University in Xochimilco, Mexico; Teresa Mares, author of Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont; and Paloma Martinez-Cruz, associate professor of Latinx Cultural Studies at The Ohio State University, and author of Food Fight! Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace.
This conversation will focus not only on how policy has affected the foodways of Mexico, but also how the pandemic has engendered new conversations about who is an “essential” worker and how Covid-19 has impacted food supply and food access south of the border.Buy tickets/get more info now