In this chapter, the main arguments of the book are outlined, including a rationale for a focus on diet-related illness and obesity as pernicious consequences of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a discussion of methods, and an outline of the text. The book is framed, as an analysis of the paradoxical rise in global popularity of Mexican food at the same time that ancestral milpa-based cuisine has fallen further from the reach of the average Mexican citizen. The rise in obesity and noncommunicable diseases as a consequence of Mexico’s reorientation of its economy away from small-scale agriculture and toward a food security model based on foreign direct investment is outlined.
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