Category: Opinion

The Halal Conundrum

| 27/03/2018 | Reply
The Halal Conundrum

For many manufacturers, the big question is whether to target the Muslim customers, or whether to go for the mainstream consumers…or whether it is possible to get the best of both worlds?

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An Ecosystem of Shared Values

| 22/03/2018 | Reply
An Ecosystem of Shared Values

As the citizens of the world – of every race, colour and creed – recoil from the institutionalised indifference, greed and corruption that threatens us, so we turn and seek ethical, moral and spiritual nourishment from our respective traditions and current thinkers to guide us through these uncertain times

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UAE: Five key factors driving Islamic finance growth

| 18/03/2018 | Reply
UAE: Five key factors driving Islamic finance growth

Regulating the Islamic finance sector and defining its frameworks and references will not only expand the market further, but also enhance its social and economic impact on many countries.

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Opinion: Predicting the year ahead for the Halal Food industry

| 27/02/2018 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Predicting the year ahead for the Halal Food industry

Halal has been recognized widely as a “hot” trend in the food industry – one that companies across the global food value chain are increasingly addressing, and not surprising given the industry’s scale .

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Opinion: Shari’ah Principles for Halal Standardisation

| 21/02/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Shari’ah Principles for Halal Standardisation

An academic overview of the Halaal and Haraam Standards which have already been prepared or are currently being prepared both locally and internationally.

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From Farm to Fork – Issues with Fish Farming for Halal Certifying Bodies

| 04/02/2018 | Reply
From Farm to Fork – Issues with Fish Farming for Halal Certifying Bodies

The role of Halal Certifying Bodies is missed in fish farming, or is less visible, on farmed fish, there being the belief among Muslims that all fish are Halal is dangerous and short sighted.

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Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

2017 has seen some landmark vegan products launched by major brands: McDonalds released a vegan burger, Pizza Hut launched a vegan pizza, and Asda began stocking vegan mince pies.

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You are what you watch!

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
You are what you watch!

What we consume through our eyes, our ears and our consciousness has just as profound an effect as what we eat. Arguably even more so.

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Brunei: Why MC Biotech chose Brunei

| 12/12/2017 | Reply
Brunei: Why MC Biotech chose Brunei

In recent years Brunei has been keen on developing its life science and pharmaceutical industry, striving to become a vibrant regional hub for export-oriented manufacturing and R&D.

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Opinion: Islamic economy on growth path as consumer demand rises

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic economy on growth path as consumer demand rises

The Islamic economy is on a robust growth trajectory worldwide, according to the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2017-2018.

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Opinion: The rise and rise of ‘Halal’ business

| 27/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The rise and rise of ‘Halal’ business

Kerim Ture established Modanisa to sell his products. It attracts 100 million visitors annually, has customers in 120 countries, and has no shortage of manufacturers willing to work with it.

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Muslims care more about Halal food than Halal income, says Malaysian minister

| 25/11/2017 | Reply
Muslims care more about Halal food than Halal income, says Malaysian minister

“The concern over halal food and halal labels is paramount. But the similar concerns may not be true when it comes to where the money comes from to buy that halal food,” Dusuki said.

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Opinion: New Indonesian halal law seen disrupting business, hurting SMEs

| 15/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: New Indonesian halal law seen disrupting business, hurting SMEs

The changes will affect potentially hundreds of billions of dollars on consumer products. Even the agency’s newly minted director, Dr Sukoso, and his staff of 45, admit they face a steep curve.

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Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

| 11/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

Although this reasoning seems intuitive, there is no scientific consensus to suggest that slaughter without stunning is any more painful for animals than slaughter involving stunning.

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USA: Halal a growing presence in NY Capital Region food scene

| 02/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Halal a growing presence in NY Capital Region food scene

Within the last two years many restaurants and stores in the Capital Region of New York state around the capital city Albany have changed hands into halal-certified eateries and purveyors.

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Opinion: The Rise Of Halal Cuisine In An Age Of Islamophobia

| 27/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Rise Of Halal Cuisine In An Age Of Islamophobia

“We now think that 1 percent of the U.S. population is Muslim,” he says. “And so as the number of Muslims grow, interest in Muslim-specific products presumably will also rise just by pure numbers.”- Pew Researcher

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Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

No central or local government has ever set any requirements for any halal certification body, let alone issued accreditation themselves. Europe has no halal standard or guidelines in place.

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South Africa: Quiet power of modest fashion hits the catwalk

| 01/10/2017 | Reply
South Africa: Quiet power of modest fashion hits the catwalk

“Modest fashion is having a moment and it would be sad to see this opportunity lost if South Africans in the fashion industry don’t pick up on it now.” Blogger Zainub Slemang van Rijmenant.

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Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

YOUNG Muslim women in Southeast Asia are coming into focus for marketers as an influential group in style, fashion, travel, tech-savviness and entrepreneurship while remaining religiously observant.

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Opinion: “Why do we fall?”

| 20/09/2017 | 1 Reply
Opinion: “Why do we fall?”

A tale of a woman who made a success of a Halal food company but was let down big time by the food manufacturing industry – twice! Ready to launch again with a new company this is the story behind ‘Oh My Good Nosh!’.

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