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Category: Editorial

Opinion: The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

| 18/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

Has the doner kebab become a political issue in Europe? While the idea might seem humorous, this is a serious question.

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The Halal Maturity Checklist – a key performance indicator

| 14/05/2019 | Reply
The Halal Maturity Checklist – a key performance indicator

It is crucial for companies that are serving Muslim markets to be proactive on halal matters and bring halal to the same level as food/product safety.

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Opinion: Corporate West embraces Ramadan but culturally it’s a work in progress

| 06/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Corporate West embraces Ramadan but culturally it’s a work in progress

Business knows Muslims are a valuable part of the Western market. In this appreciation, it is well ahead of the rest of society.

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SDGs: The fight to define Regenerative Agriculture

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: The fight to define Regenerative Agriculture

Changes of this nature to farming practices could help U.S. agriculture draw down 250 million tons of carbon dioxide annually.

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Halal industry shaken as certification bodies accuse Indonesia’s MUI official of extortion

| 19/04/2019 | Reply
Halal industry shaken as certification bodies accuse Indonesia’s MUI official of extortion

It is alleged that Lukmanul and other MUI officials demanded the transfer of “exorbitant sums of money” from foreign bodies for them to remain on MUI’s list of approved certifying bodies.

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In rich countries, the middle class is getting smaller and smaller, generation by generation

| 16/04/2019 | Reply
In rich countries, the middle class is getting smaller and smaller, generation by generation

The “economic influence” of the middle class has also dropped sharply over time, said the OECD report, which was published on April 10.

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Petition: Corruption has no place in Halal

| 15/04/2019 | Reply
Petition: Corruption has no place in Halal

Corrupt Halal Certification Bodies from foreign lands, having financial influence, can easily manipulate and contaminate the system with their unfair, corrupt and criminal practices.

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Saudi Arabia: Investment opportunities in the Saudi food sector

| 15/04/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Investment opportunities in the Saudi food sector

Domestic, regional and international demands for Saudi food products have been increasing year on year, with seafood, dates and halal foods leading the way.

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Popular discontent rises in Brunei as economy falters

| 09/04/2019 | Reply
Popular discontent rises in Brunei as economy falters

The country has been courting Chinese investments to try to diversify its economy, but the younger Bruneians will not enjoy the same benefits as previous generations.

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Indonesia Halal Economy and Strategy Roadmap 2018/2019 Launched!

| 05/04/2019 | Reply
Indonesia Halal Economy and Strategy Roadmap 2018/2019 Launched!

With the largest Muslim population in the world, Indonesia aims to be the Engine of the Global Halal Economy. They have produced with DinarStandard their Halal Economy & Strategy Roadmap.

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Opinion: The role of women in urban development as planners, builders, city dwellers, is crucial

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Opinion: The role of women in urban development as planners, builders, city dwellers, is crucial

There is a significant danger in misinterpreting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as separate disciplines that need to be dealt with one by one and in isolation.

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Infrastructure needed to achieve 72% of sustainable development goal targets

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Infrastructure needed to achieve 72% of sustainable development goal targets

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 – global targets relating to poverty, health, the environment, peace and justice – will rely on infrastructure systems.

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Halal, health and healing: Will halalopathy bring hope to patients?

| 25/03/2019 | 1 Reply
Halal, health and healing: Will halalopathy bring hope to patients?

“Halalopathy is not a new thing. It is really returning back to an ancient mindset of healing found not only in the Islamic tradition but also Chinese, African, Greek, and aboriginal traditions.”

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Opinion: Opportunities in the Halal Economy

| 24/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Opportunities in the Halal Economy

“Despite the current size of Muslim consumer market, investments in companies that cater for this population — especially smaller, high-growth ones — are scarce, the market is fragmented,” says Thomas Tsao, managing partner, Gobi Partners

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Opinion: How can we restore trust in the food industry?

| 12/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How can we restore trust in the food industry?

According to surveys, 66% of consumers don’t believe the information which is displayed on the food labels. This has put a growing pressure on food companies and authorities globally.

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Pestalotiopsis Microspora: The Mushroom That Eats Plastic

| 11/03/2019 | Reply
Pestalotiopsis Microspora: The Mushroom That Eats Plastic

More precisely, Pestalotiopsis microspora consumes polyurethane, the key ingredient in plastic products, and converts it to organic matter.

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Saudi Arabia: Could lab-grown meat be in Saudi Arabia’s future?

| 06/03/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Could lab-grown meat be in Saudi Arabia’s future?

We have to keep an eye on technologies and how they emerge. We have all heard about how meat production is shifting from the normal farm to labs.

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Opinion: Halal certification organisations, lab-grown meat, and labelling debate

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Halal certification organisations, lab-grown meat, and labelling debate

When the lab-grown meat hits the market, it could become another source of cross-contamination. How the lab-grown meat is defined by its regulatory agency is going to make a difference.

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Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

The global halal market is set to grow at an exponential rate driven by increasing demand from the Muslim as well as non-Muslim population.

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Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

| 02/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

From halal mozzarella to smart hijabs, faith-driven consumers are demanding products that dovetail with their modern lifestyles. A look at where the market is headed – and when

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