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Category: Editorial

UK: Halal Labelling under the spotlight

| 30/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Labelling under the spotlight

Oli Haenlein examines the different arguments on how meat should be labelled, given slaughter and other welfare factors.

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Opinion: Insights from global Halal brand expert

| 21/07/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Insights from global Halal brand expert

An interview with Dr. Jonathan A.J. Wilson on he has established himself as one of the world’s leading brand experts on the halal industry.

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Opinion: Losing Halal Meat Market Synergies ?

| 21/07/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Losing Halal Meat Market Synergies ?

Achieving Global Halal Integrity is not only difficult to achieve, from time to time it may result in unforeseen side-effects.

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Opinion: Halal food a cut above others

| 04/07/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Halal food a cut above others

The industry has a 16 per cent market share of the total global food industry. The global Muslim population is currently about a quarter of the world.

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Opinion: Politics of religious animal slaughter

| 16/06/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Politics of religious animal slaughter

We are on the cusp of convergence on livestock treatment, prayer, slaughter, and traceability. Where is the dividing difference?

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Opinion: Competing halal standards leave food industry with indigestion

| 16/06/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Competing halal standards leave food industry with indigestion

Big food firms have been ramping up their investment and expertise in halal, eyeing a fast-growing Muslim population that is forecast to add a billion people by 2050.

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UK: Ethical, organic, safe: the other side of Halal food

| 18/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Ethical, organic, safe: the other side of Halal food

Many halal meat producers too often mirror the pitfalls of the mass food industry: expediency and cheapness rather than natural methods of farming and raising animals.

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Opinion: The huge uproar against the Halal industry

| 12/05/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The huge uproar against the Halal industry

Is this about business and certification fees? Should the certification body be a government-owned/operated entity to reduce conflict of interest?

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UK: Pizza Express, halal chicken and the anti-Muslim prejudice that stands exposed

| 09/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Pizza Express, halal chicken and the anti-Muslim prejudice that stands exposed

The High Street restaurant chain says it serves only ritually-slaughtered chicken on its menu, provoking anger among campaigners.

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Opinion: The Problem with Halal Certification

| 09/05/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The Problem with Halal Certification

Until a sufficient degree of transparency and oversight is practiced in the Halal sector, there will continue to be fraud, infighting and a lack of both consumer and investor confidence in the Halal market space.

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Opinion: Fashion’s Missed Muslim Market Opportunity

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Fashion’s Missed Muslim Market Opportunity

Socio-economic and political developments, aided by the connectivity of the Internet, have galvanised a newly emergent Muslim consumer demographic.

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Opinion: Is Self-certification an Abuse of the Term ‘Halal’?

| 17/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Is Self-certification an Abuse of the Term ‘Halal’?

Many products have the word Arabic ‘halal’ emblazoned across the packaging but with no mention of the certification body which has accredited the products as halal.

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Opinion: The Hunt For Halal

| 06/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The Hunt For Halal

With a trillion dollar opportunity available, as nations aspire to become global hubs for the Islamic economy, the Halal industry is not to be ignored.

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Opinion: Ibn Battuta, the first ‘Islamic’ tourist

| 01/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Ibn Battuta, the first ‘Islamic’ tourist

The Muslim dollar is respectably contributing to world tourism, and companies and countries want to access, retain, and grow this segment of the market.

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China aims to change perceptions of halal

| 31/03/2014 | Reply
China aims to change perceptions of halal

China has yet to develop a standardized accreditation process. Currently, local ethnic affairs commissions handle certification in accordance with provincial and regional regulations.

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Muslim and Jewish leaders visit Denmark to call for meat ban to be reversed

| 28/03/2014 | Reply
Muslim and Jewish leaders visit Denmark to call for meat ban to be reversed

Organised by Samia Hathroubi, co-ordinator of the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding, was formed to respond to growing Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in Europe.

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ASEAN links rising but 2015 integration hard

| 25/03/2014 | Reply
ASEAN links rising but 2015 integration hard

Southeast Asia is unlikely to hit a target of integrating its 10 economies by 2015, but the group has much potential to be a trading hub for Asia.

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Opinion: Halal Industry: Fact, Fiction or ‘Faction’

| 24/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Industry: Fact, Fiction or ‘Faction’

The key for halal industry growth development entails separating fact from fiction and ‘faction’, much like its more established brethren, Islamic finance.

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Opinion: To stun or not to stun, that is not the question

| 23/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: To stun or not to stun, that is not the question

By banning religious slaughter in Denmark and Poland it has highlighted the inhumane treatment of animals in the dark world of factory farming.

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UAE: Demand grows for Halal food as industry evolves

| 13/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: Demand grows for Halal food as industry evolves

The world’s Muslim population is estimated at around 1.6 billion, and the majority is believed to adhere to or prefer to adhere to halal products when possible.

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