Category: Editorial

Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food

‘Bet the Farm’ is an accessible, sharp critique of how our food system has become increasingly captured by the big banks and giant food and agribusiness companies.

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Commodity Speculation: Banking on the Hungry Poor

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
Commodity Speculation: Banking on the Hungry Poor

If we are to see any meaningful convergence between the Halal food sector and the Islamic Financial sector, there has to be a voice that emerges from this union to put an end to basic food commodity speculation.

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UAE: Harvard Study analyses Al Islami Foods

| 15/03/2015 | Reply
UAE: Harvard Study analyses Al Islami Foods

Harvard Business School recently published a new case study about Al Islami Foods, the leading Halal food company in the Middle East.

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UK: Rising Islamophobia ‘threat to UK tourism, investment’

| 13/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Rising Islamophobia ‘threat to UK tourism, investment’

An anti-Islamic mood has been spreading across Europe, with Muslim communities particularly wary following the attack in January on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris.

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Saudi Arabia: Food is being thrown away

| 09/03/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Food is being thrown away

It is estimated that between a third and half of the food produced in GCC countries goes to waste. Despite that, GCC countries are investing in farmlands abroad.

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The World Halal Summit – Energising the Halal Ecosystem

| 05/03/2015 | Reply
The World Halal Summit – Energising the Halal Ecosystem

Halal is on the agenda of an increasing number of governments, multinationals, SME’s, entrepreneurs, investors and market analysts. Recent estimates for the value of the Halal food sector alone for 2013 are over $1 trillion.

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Opinion: Halal – from alternative to absurd

| 02/03/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal – from alternative to absurd

In the last few years there have been a number stories concerning halal: some bring a smile to the face, some bring a smirk, some bring confusion, some bring fascination, and some bring ‘what the …’ reaction.

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Opinion: Halal turning to haram

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion:  Halal turning to haram

It may not be well understood that something that is ‘halal’ may become haram at the various streams in the food supply chain.

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Opinion: Does Islamic finance understand what is expected of it?

| 15/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Does Islamic finance understand what is expected of it?

Is it comprehending that external events, from 9/11 to Boston Bomber and Charlie Hebdo, will impact on its growth beyond Muslim majority countries?

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Opinion: Halal industry offers scope for investment

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal industry offers scope for investment

But, what is halal investment and how is it different from today’s Shariah-compliant investment of equity funds and private equity?

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Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

| 04/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

Those ordering halal food while travelling into/out of Europe could be now be “food profiled” for secondary security screening or possible worse not given halal food while in detention.

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Opinion: The perception problem of halal

| 26/01/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The perception problem of halal

If you do not address a provocative rumour, does it become a reality? Can an agenda-driven small vocal minority with social media savvy derail a trillion-dollar industry?

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Australia: Lindt response to Halal certification of their chocolate

| 18/12/2014 | 1 Reply
Australia: Lindt response to Halal certification of their chocolate

“We don’t refuse to halal certify our product, we just don’t do it. We just make chocolate for everyone.”

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Opinion: Tapping the E-Muslim mart

| 17/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Tapping the E-Muslim mart

Are the Muslims, as a whole, market-worthy of the tag line, the “next BRIC” (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) opportunity?

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Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

Muslims account for over 20 percent of the global population but studies reveal that businesses are failing to tap into this key aspect of the Islamic economy.

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Australia: Business on the Halal battleground

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Australia:  Business on the Halal battleground

One of a number of anti-halal lobbyists urges its followers to bombard specific businesses with complaints in the hope they will cancel their halal registration.

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Might Malaysia one day have ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ TV shows?

| 09/12/2014 | Reply
Might Malaysia one day have ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ TV shows?

A broadcast network executive has floated the idea of “halal” certification for films and TV shows as a way to allay concerns among a segment of Muslims.

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Opinion: The growing untapped market of Muslim consumers worldwide

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The growing untapped market of Muslim consumers worldwide

When looking for a new segment to launch your brand in there are not many untapped mines left. So, where should you look? The Muslim consumers.

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Opinion: Could Islamic finance save capitalism?

| 05/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Could Islamic finance save capitalism?

Is there a place for ethics and morality in the global economy? Should we continue to rely on governments to tweak at the margins of financial regulation.

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American Muslim – a key $98bn consumer sector

| 04/12/2014 | Reply
American Muslim – a key $98bn consumer sector

This Study presents a story of Muslims as a great values-based asset to America focusing on ethical finance, food and other lifestyle options.

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