Category: Agriculture

Malaysia: Resolution on Halal Status of GM Crops and Foods Adopted

| 11/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Resolution on Halal Status of GM Crops and Foods Adopted

The participants of an Agri-biotech Workshop for Islamic Scholars adopted a resolution that accepts GM crops and products as halal should all ingredients used to develop them are from halal sources.

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Malaysia must comply with International Standards

| 03/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia must comply with International Standards

In the New Economic Model – Concluding Part report launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Friday, it said concerns on food safety, labour rights, best practices in environmental protection and climate change management will also add to new international protocols that could impose barriers to Malaysian exports to global markets.

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Australia: Live export debate continues

| 05/11/2010 | Reply
Australia: Live export debate continues

Australia is the world’s largest annual exporter of live animals to be slaughtered. According to the RSPCA, Australia sends ‘4 million sheep, 600,000 cattle and 25,000 goats’ overseas every year. The journeys, which can last up to three weeks, are made with economic, religious, cultural and logistical concerns in mind. Yet animal welfare groups have long-held concerns that live transportation is contrary to the health and welfare of animals.

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USA: Egg Industry, Regulators Aim to Increase Food Safety

| 30/10/2010 | 1 Reply
USA: Egg Industry, Regulators Aim to Increase Food Safety

A half a billion eggs and thousands of illnesses later, both regulators and industry are moving towards increasing food safety protections for egg production. More injections proposed for salmonella in chickens who are eating contaminated feed in the US.

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Arab world needs $144bn to meet food needs

| 10/05/2010 | Reply
Arab world needs $144bn to meet food needs

Arab countries need to invest $144 billion in agriculture between now and 2030 to meet the demand for food for their growing populations, said an Arab official. Food security became a major issue in the Arab world since 2008 when food prices soared in the global market. Arab states need to secure half of this […]

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Great Transition – Saudi Arabia Planting New Seeds

| 27/04/2010 | Reply
Great Transition – Saudi Arabia Planting New Seeds

Monday, 26 April 2010 16:07 Saudi Arabia’s agriculture sector is in a period of great transition. The government has identified five key segments to focus on as water conservation and use policies take a more prominent role in decision-making. With arable land scarce, the future for agriculture in the Kingdom is likely to involve international […]

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Pakistan and Malaysia are working to collaborate in Agri-Vet sectors

| 05/01/2010 | Reply
Pakistan and Malaysia are working to collaborate in Agri-Vet sectors

ISLAMABAD—Pakistan and Malaysia are working on a wide ranging
collaboration in Agriculture and Veterinary sectors including formation
of a Joint Working Group on meat, rice, orange and mango, providing
technical assistance in the import of genetic material and services of
veterinary experts and consultants to Malaysia and sharing Malaysian
experience in Establishment of Halal Food Certification System in
Pakistan.

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Planning for long-term sustainability crucial

| 30/12/2009 | Reply
Planning for long-term sustainability crucial

Climate change, natural disasters, plant epidemics and liberalisation under the Asean Free Trade Agreement could all affect Thailand’s farm output and trading competency. The Office of Agricultural Economics predicts prices of major crops will increase considerably next year, by 10-20 per cent.

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