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UK: Subway denies ‘switch’ to halal meats

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Subway denies ‘switch’ to halal meats

Subway has refuted claims that it has ‘switched’ to halal meat alternatives in its stores, those store were opened as Halal stores by the Franchisee.

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USA: Finding Halal Food in New York – Where to go?

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
USA: Finding Halal Food in New York – Where to go?

With over 300 Halal food stalls and restaurants in New York to choose from, the problem that most Muslim travellers face is not finding access to Halal food, but rather, having to limit their options to a few spots from the hundreds on offer

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Evidence of Impact of Commodity Speculation

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
Evidence of Impact of Commodity Speculation

This is a list of over 130 papers by academics, universities, public institutions, analysts and traders covering the negative impact of food commodity speculation.

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Goldman Sachs made $400m on Food Speculation in 2012

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
Goldman Sachs made $400m on Food Speculation in 2012

This article is a year old…but it is worth re-reading. Investment banks that speculate in food commodities are effectively contributing to the starvation the world’s poorest people.

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Food Commodity Speculation

| 30/04/2014 | Reply
Food Commodity Speculation

Speculation in food commodities is one of the key contributors to hunger, malnutrition, poverty and death among the world’s poorest people. It is prohibited in Islam.

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THE 99’s latest challenge: A Saudi Fatwa

| 30/04/2014 | Reply
THE 99’s latest challenge: A Saudi Fatwa

“Imagine my surprise to wake up to a Fatwa from the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia himself along with the rest of the Higher Council of Clerics calling my work evil. I couldn’t believe it. Why? And more specifically, why now?”

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Law aims to boost halal, kosher food for poor

| 27/04/2014 | Reply
Law aims to boost halal, kosher food for poor

For the first time, the federal government is required to purchase and provide food banks emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a population whose survival could otherwise be at odds with strictures of faith.

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Deutsche Bank clashes with NGOs over food speculation

| 26/04/2014 | Reply
Deutsche Bank clashes with NGOs over food speculation

NGOs and investors are at odds over the effects of food speculation, causing the European Parliament to propose limiting direct stakeholder purchases, and Deutsche Bank to cover its tracks amid a flood of accusations.

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Swiss to vote on banning food speculation

| 26/04/2014 | Reply
Swiss to vote on banning food speculation

The Swiss will vote on a proposal to ban speculation on agricultural commodities and food, the government said Wednesday, announcing that organisers had gathered enough signatures to put the issue to a referendum. The Swiss Socialist Party’s youth wing gathered nearly 116,000 valid signatures — well beyond the 100,000 needed to organise a popular vote […]

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How the meat industry killed the free market

| 17/03/2014 | Reply
How the meat industry killed the free market

The dark secrets behind America’s meat industry are enough to make us sick – and according to journalist Christopher Leonard, that’s only the start of it. Our health, the well-being of animals and large swaths of rural America are all under threat.

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UK: Why Religious Slaughter Must Stay

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Why Religious Slaughter Must Stay

Muslims are instructed to eat meat that is “halal and tayyib (pure)”. This means the animals must be cared for well, fed natural foods, be treated with kindness. In fact, Islam set down what we would now term as “animal rights” some 1,500 years ago.

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Japan: Chubu Airport to provide prayer rooms and Halal food

| 06/03/2014 | Reply
Japan: Chubu Airport to provide prayer rooms and Halal food

Chubu Airport will open prayer rooms and offer halal foods for Muslim travelers to coincide with the start of a new route to Malaysia, Central Japan International Airport Co. announced March 4.

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UK: Amazon set to expand fresh online sales

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Amazon set to expand fresh online sales

Online retail giant Amazon is poised to deliver “a fresh approach” to the UK grocery market, with online sales of fresh, chilled, frozen and ambient food products delivered direct to customers, predicted Charles Wilson, Booker chief executive.

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Turkey’s Agribusiness Attracts GCC Investors

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
Turkey’s Agribusiness Attracts GCC Investors

In early December 2013, Dubai-based private equity firm the Abraaj Group acquired an 80% stake in leading Turkish dairy company Yörsan. This was followed in January with news that Bahrain’s Investcorp had purchased a stake in Turkish meat product Namet.

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Halal World Food exhibition to aid Dubai’s Islamic economy capital vision

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Halal World Food exhibition to aid Dubai’s Islamic economy capital vision

Dubai’s position as a primary global trading hub for the international halal food industry has received a boost with thousands of specialist halal food companies readying for next month’s inaugural Halal World Food presented by Gulfood.

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Halal sectors should not look to Islamic finance’s laissez faire sharia model

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Halal sectors should not look to Islamic finance’s laissez faire sharia model

Kuwait Central bank governor points out the systemic weaknesses in Islamic Finance’s supervisory structures, and advises other Halal sectors not to copy them.

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Global peace impossible without fair deal for the poor, says IDB President

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Global peace impossible without fair deal for the poor, says IDB President

Mr. Ali, who was speaking in London at the World Islamic Economic Forum, WEF, called for the reform of the global economy in order to rescue the world from the current and future economic turmoil, particular its negative impact on developing countries.

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London’s Mecca rich: the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
London’s Mecca rich: the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires

As David Cameron declares the city open for Islamic business, Evening Standard’s Joshi Herrmann reports on the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires splashing their cash around the capital

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Malaysian leadership in capital markets

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysian leadership in capital markets

Rushdi Siddiqui comments on the Malaysian Budget 2014, with special reference to Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Index; and wonders why Halal did not get much of a mention.

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Faith based needs of Halal conscious travellers

| 28/10/2013 | Reply
Faith based needs of Halal conscious travellers

Faith based values and needs are increasingly influential in the purchasing decisions of Muslim consumers. This is already reflected in the choices they make regarding food or conducting financial transactions.

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