Just when you may have thought it was over, the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will be coming up again. Though all three countries have agreed to it, it is not a done deal for the United States. The same is true in Canada and Mexico. The new agreement is a change from the 1994 agreement between the three countries, known as NAFTA—the North American Free Trade Agreement. In Canada, USMCA is called the “Canada-United States-Mexico agreement” or CUSMA. In French Canadian, it is called the “Accord Canada–États-Unis–Mexique” (ACEUM) while in Mexico, they call the agreement “Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá” (T-MEC).
African swine fever is a deadly virus which kills up to 100 percent of the pigs that become infected. In August 2018, officials became concerned as the disease rapidly swept through China. While it is not contagious to humans, even when consuming the meat of an infected pig, health officials from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) held an emergency meeting in Bangkok