Photo: Protesters concerned about the TPP effect on health gather in Atlanta, Georgia. Credit.
by Ronald Labonté, Ashley Schram, Arne Ruckert
Negotiations surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and investment agreement have recently concluded. Although trade and investment agreements, part of a broader shift to global economic integration, have been argued to be vital to improved economic growth, health, and general welfare, these agreements have increasingly come under scrutiny for their direct and indirect health impacts.