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Major Developments in the Halal Infrastructure of South Korea

| 03/07/2019 | Reply
Major Developments in the Halal Infrastructure of South Korea

A DinarStandard interview with Dr James Noh, Director-General of the Korea Institute of Halal Industry about Halal cosmetics and other current Halal opportunities in South Korea.

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Opinion: You will be eating replacement meats within 20 years. Here’s why

| 03/07/2019 | Reply
Opinion: You will be eating replacement meats within 20 years. Here’s why

Vegetarianism, veganism and flexitarianism are regularly in the news, with more and more people becoming advocates of plant-based eating.

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Saudi ‘Halal’ Nightclub Tests Societal Limits for Reforms

| 22/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi ‘Halal’ Nightclub Tests Societal Limits for Reforms

The roller-coaster of approval and disapproval did not come as a surprise to people familiar with the implementation of Vision 2030.

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Opinion: Is Indonesia ready for Halal certification obligation?

| 12/06/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Is Indonesia ready for Halal certification obligation?

Indonesia’s halal industry is underdeveloped because the local and domestic players have not significantly seized the opportunity.

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SDGs: Sustainable style and the rise of circular fashion

| 10/06/2019 | Reply
SDGs: Sustainable style and the rise of circular fashion

“Consumers are becoming more and more conscious, they hold the power to make the change. More and more they are checking labels and manufacturing process.” Renting fashion for a start!

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Opinion: Capitalism is failing us all. Could Islamic economics be the answer?

| 20/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Capitalism is failing us all. Could Islamic economics be the answer?

Billionaire Ray Dalio, manager of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater, recently shocked the world when he announced that “capitalism is failing” and that a “revolution” is coming.

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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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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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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: 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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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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