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Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn For The Worse

| 18/09/2016 | 1 Reply
Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn For The Worse

News broke this week that Monsanto accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Bayer. The new company would control more than 25 per cent of the global supply of commercial seeds and pesticides.

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Modesty Sells

| 03/06/2016 | 1 Reply
Modesty Sells

Overall the spending power of the country’s Muslims is thought to be over £20 billion. Ramadan is now big business for Britain’s supermarkets; it is probably the third-biggest sales period for them after Christmas and Easter.

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EU – New Report on Top Five Vendors in the Halal Food Market

| 12/05/2016 | Reply
EU – New Report on Top Five Vendors in the Halal Food Market

Research group Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent halal food market in Europe 2016-2020 report.

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Food manufacturers ‘don’t know their supply chains’

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
Food manufacturers ‘don’t know their supply chains’

This article from Food Manufacture claims that ‘53% of global food suppliers have no way of finding out their supply chain’, even after the horsegate scandal.

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New report on start-up ecosystems in MENA

| 28/09/2015 | Reply
New report on start-up ecosystems in MENA

New report by WAMDA looks at some of the main trends in the start-up ecosystems in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon & UAE,
while highlighting some of the most prominent obstacles that need to be overcome.

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Malaysia: Ramly Group building RM1b facility in Klang

| 26/08/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Ramly Group building RM1b facility in Klang

Ramli Food Industries, a subsidiary of Ramly Group, is investing RM1 billion in a new processing facility to boost its export market capacity.

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Understanding Standards in the Islamic Economy

| 20/08/2015 | Reply
Understanding Standards in the Islamic Economy

This 40-page report gives a thorough and insightful look at the increasingly influential role that standards development, and the associated authorities that develop and enforce them, are likely to have in the various Islamic Economy Sectors.

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Group Protests Aossey Jail Time

| 19/08/2015 | Reply
Group Protests Aossey Jail Time

During the past five weeks, Bill Aossey has been in jail with no set bond, which had his family and friends protesting Monday afternoon.

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HalalFocus founder giving talk at Muslim Lifestyle Expo, Coventry

| 16/07/2015 | Reply
HalalFocus founder giving talk at Muslim Lifestyle Expo, Coventry

Abdalhamid Evans, senior strategist at Imarat Consultants and founder of HalalFocus will be giving a talk with Q&A at the Muslim Lifestyle Expo MLE in Coventry on 1st August at 11am.

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EU Report on Consumer Information about Stunning

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
EU Report on Consumer Information about Stunning

Covering 13,500 respondents (500 from each of the EU-27 member states), the report attempted to ascertain if meat products need labelling information on the method of slaughter, primarily whether stunned or un-stunned.

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Muslim wear: Treading the line between modernity and tradition

| 18/05/2015 | Reply
Muslim wear: Treading the line between modernity and tradition

One of the biggest challenges in the Islamic fashion industry is the ongoing debate on how a Muslim woman should dress. Today, an increasing number of Muslim women are looking for Muslim wear that is fashionable, yet modest.

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Commodity Speculation: Halal Sector Responsibility

| 06/05/2015 | Reply
Commodity Speculation: Halal Sector Responsibility

There is talk about Halal market values, and about developing a Halal economy. In order to make any significant steps in this direction, there has to be a move to end these unacceptable speculative practices.

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Muslim consumers and their mighty dinar

| 29/04/2015 | Reply
Muslim consumers and their mighty dinar

That means demand is growing for halal food options, Muslim-friendly hotels, Shariah-compliant debit cards as well as prayer rooms everywhere from airports to theme parks.

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UK: HKScan launches Halal chicken products in UK

| 29/04/2015 | Reply
UK: HKScan launches Halal chicken products in UK

Sainsbury’s will be the first supermarket to list the Aafiyah brand of products. The range includes BBQ drumsticks, hot wings, thighs and Drumsticks. The products come re-prepared in foil trays they can be cooked in.

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Opinion: The Next 1.7 Billion Consumers; Selling To The Muslim World

| 18/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The Next 1.7 Billion Consumers; Selling To The Muslim World

You have a strategy for China, India, and perhaps even Africa. But what’s next ? What’s the next big consumer play?

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UAE: From film to fashion, Dubai bids to be creative capital for Arab world

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UAE: From film to fashion, Dubai bids to be creative capital for Arab world

Move over, Cairo, Beirut and Casablanca. Dubai is launching a drive to become one of the Arab world’s top centres for art, design, film and fashion – areas that have traditionally been dominated by old Arab cities outside the Gulf.

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Ukrainian meat industry faces halal certification boom

| 28/03/2015 | Reply
Ukrainian meat industry faces halal certification boom

In the past eight months, 47 Ukraine companies have received halal certification, with the aim of targeting exports to the Middle East, said head of the Center of Halal Research and Certification in Ukraine ‘Alraid’ Larissa Polishchuk.

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Australia: Federal parliament asked to support an inquiry into Halal certification of food.

| 28/03/2015 | Reply
Australia: Federal parliament asked to support an inquiry into Halal certification of food.

Halal certification is likely to become more of an issue as Australia seeks to kick-start talks on a free trade deal with the Gulf states, as well as boost exports such as meat and processed foods to Southeast Asia.

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WHS 2015 opens the door on Halal 3.0

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
WHS 2015 opens the door on Halal 3.0

At WHS 2015 will showcase, explore, discuss and probably argue about the opportunities and challenges that the digital world presents to the Halal market players and workers.

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Halal for Everyone? Better think again!

| 25/03/2015 | Reply
Halal for Everyone? Better think again!

New research shows a massive 92% of non-Muslims are negatively affected towards Halal by news stories such as Charlie Hebdo or ISIS. There seems to be a direct link in most people’s minds between these atrocities, and eating or purchasing Halal food.

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