Shefali Sharma

Shefali Sharma is a senior advisor with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 4:15pm
Will Germany Block the Canadian-EU Free Trade Pact Over Corporate Investor Rights?
This past weekend, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported that Germany would reject the Canadian-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as it contains investment provisions that allow foreign investors to sue governments over policies that undermine corporate profits. That report got the...
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Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 8:49am
Food and National Security: The Shuanghui-Smithfield Merger Revisited
Last week, the U.S. treasury approved the largest takeover by an international firm of a U.S. food company . It paved the way for China’s largest pork processor, Shuanghui, to merge with Smithfield, the U.S.’s largest pork processor.
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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 7:58am
What’s at Stake for Agriculture in COP 18?
The biggest threat for agriculture at the 18th Conference of Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC is the certain likelihood (oxymoron intended) of “non-decisions” for setting ambitious emissions reduction targets for the post-2012 period, when the Kyoto Protocol’s first commitment period expires.
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Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 8:55am
Civil Society Organizations Say… "Flush the TP…P!”
No, it really was not a rallying cry for sanitation—but rather the “TP..P” stands for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement , and the call was made by hundreds of non-profits, labor unions and family farm groups on September 9 at the site of the closed-door trade negotiations in Leesburg, VA. How many people remember the North American Free Trade Agreement ? Well, the TPP is supposed to be a bigger version of NAFTA.
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