Category: Editorial

Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

| 13/08/2012 | Reply
Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

As this demand grows, the need for reliable alternative sources to animal proteins from livestock is going to become vital. So what options does the food industry have when it comes to producing effective alternatives to meat products?

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UAE: From student to honoured guest

| 13/08/2012 | Reply
UAE: From student to honoured guest

Renowned American scholar Shaikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson returns to the country where he studied Islam over 30 years ago, reaching out to Muslims with words of wisdom and guidance.

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Malaysia: Capitalise on halal economy or risk being left behind

| 10/08/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Capitalise on halal economy or risk being left behind

With a growing global Muslim community, existing gaps in the local halal industry supply chain need to be addressed urgently to ensure Malaysia continues to be at the forefront of the halal economy and not seen as a laggard.

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Opinion: Halal industry: Pakistan has more potential than Malaysia to thrive

| 06/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Halal industry: Pakistan has more potential than Malaysia to thrive

Pakistan, with a huge Muslim population, stands a chance of becoming a global centre of excellence for halal business, if the government pays attention to this lucrative business sector.

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Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

| 04/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

Packaging is an increasing source of Halal food contamination, according to Genetic ID Europe. This is due to the leaching of animal fat-based lubricants used in the production of some paper-based materials into packaged products.

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South Africa: Christian Group Petitions Courts to Challenge Halal Labeling

| 03/08/2012 | Reply
South Africa: Christian Group Petitions Courts to Challenge Halal Labeling

The group objects to the fact that a wide range of food products are religiously labelled, and there should be alternative products available without these labels. The complaint mainly targets the halal labeling.

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South Africa: The Halal Kingdom

| 30/07/2012 | Reply
South Africa: The Halal Kingdom

Although it holds the world’s smallest percentage of Muslims, there are grounds for asserting that South Africa has a highly advanced halal certification programme. The Rainbow Nation is considered one of the five largest producers of halal products worldwide.

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Opinion: Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom

| 29/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom

A study was conducted in 47 countries by Singapore-based halal travel specialist Crescentrating, along with DinarStandard, a US-based firm that tracks the Muslim lifestyle market. The availability of halal food tops the list of Muslim travellers’ requirements, according to the survey.

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Opinion: Connecting with Muslims

| 23/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Connecting with Muslims

While international PR firms have focused on development of business in the BRIC countries, Fleishman-Hillard reports that Muslims, “the single biggest market in the world,” have been largely overlooked.

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Opinion: What happens to your body during your fast

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: What happens to your body during your fast

During a fast, your body generates its own energy by burning stored resources made from excess fats, carbohydrates and sugars to produce energy. Fasting is also a healing for the mind, body and soul in more ways than one.

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Opinion: Keeping Fit While Fasting in Ramadan

| 15/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Keeping Fit While Fasting in Ramadan

Many assume that fasting breaks down tissues and that Ramadan will cause a net loss of muscle and concurrent increase in fat; however, there is evidence that fasting actually makes the body more efficient.

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Opinion: Preparing For Ramadan Advice

| 15/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Preparing For Ramadan Advice

Prepare for the first night of Ramadan, for on this night Allah gazes at His creation, a special gaze which is unique to this Ummah. Allah will never punish the one upon whom He gazes.

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Hong Kong: More Halal food offerings

| 05/07/2012 | Reply
Hong Kong: More Halal food offerings

MUSLIMS holidaying in Hong Kong can now erase any worries they have about getting halal food, Halal restaurants are available throughout the city. They will also find it easy to perform prayers as there are many mosques.

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Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

Due to the dearth of kosher meat products available, and even higher scarcity of halal meat in the US, many Muslims feel comfortable purchasing kosher meat.

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Opinion: Crude Oil Price To Fall Further? Saudi Seeks To Checkmate Iran and Russia

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Crude Oil Price To Fall Further? Saudi Seeks To Checkmate Iran and Russia

Forget the plunge to $80 a barrel, there are new predictions emerging that oil could fall further to between $60 and $40 per barrel by this autumn. Why? There are many factors at work and Saudi Arabia is one of them.

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UK: Food eco labels more popular with shoppers and manufacturers

| 20/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Food eco labels more popular with shoppers and manufacturers

They used to be a hard sell for a niche agenda, but eco labels exploded on to the mainstream and now consolidation is on its way. The largest is Fairtrade, but the Ecolabel Index tracks 431 eco labels worldwide.

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Opinion: Faith, Fear, and Love – Imam Feisal talks to The Halal Monk

| 16/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Faith, Fear, and Love – Imam Feisal talks to The Halal Monk

For more than a quarter of a century Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has been involved in interreligious and intercultural dialogue on high levels. What put him into the media though was his Muslim community project, Park 51.

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Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

| 15/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

Mustafa Davis will be partnering with Halal food company Saffron Road on the Club Halal Tour of the Western United States. He has been skeptical of the meat and poultry industry, but is learning about animals raised with certified Humane standards.

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Opinion: Don’t Panik! Islam and Europe’s ‘Hip Hop Wars’

| 07/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Don’t Panik! Islam and Europe’s ‘Hip Hop Wars’

As European state officials decide what “hip hop policy” to adopt, American embassies on the continent have slowly inserted themselves into this delicate dance between European governments and their hip hop counter-publics.

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UK: The great Asian gold theft crisis

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
UK: The great Asian gold theft crisis

Last year, several police forces in areas where there is a large Asian community, such as Leicester and Slough, ran awareness campaigns after a spate of opportunistic robberies. With other investments looking distinctly shaky in the economic crisis, last year gold prices reached record levels.

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