Category: Agriculture

UK: European Halal Food Park, Banham, Norfolk – Nov & Dec Courses

| 14/11/2012 | Reply
UK: European Halal Food Park, Banham, Norfolk – Nov & Dec Courses

The government has no plans to ban religious slaughter of animals. However, changes to all rules on welfare at slaughter will be required when a new EU Regulation on welfare at the time of killing comes into effect in January 2013.

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Dubai: Food industry feeding economy

| 17/10/2012 | Reply
Dubai: Food industry feeding economy

With food security becoming an increasingly important issue globally, and in the arid Middle East in particular, Dubai appears to have positioned itself to play an important role in meeting the most basic needs of the region.

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Saudi Arabia Halal food market valued at $6 billion

| 19/09/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia Halal food market valued at $6 billion

Saudi Agriculture 2012, the 31st International Agriculture, Water and Agro-Industry Show, set on Sept. 24-27, 2012 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. Saudi Arabia’s Halal food market alone valued at around $6 billion.

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Saudi Arabia: Organic farms to constitute 5% of total planted area by 2017

| 12/09/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Organic farms to constitute 5% of total planted area by 2017

Demand for agricultural products is swelling in Saudi Arabia, driven by a population boom, rising incomes, affluent lifestyles and a strong economy – the largest in the Gulf region.

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It’s might be ‘Halal’, but is it humane?

| 10/09/2012 | 2 Replies
It’s might be ‘Halal’, but is it humane?

Over 10 billion animals are killed for food every year in the USA. The majority of them do not lead natural lives; they are raised, killed and processed with more of an eye on the bottom line than on the animal’s welfare. Isn’t it time we started asking ourselves how the animal lived, not just how it died?

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USA: Organic, conventional foods similar in nutrition, safety, study finds

| 04/09/2012 | Reply
USA: Organic, conventional foods similar in nutrition, safety, study finds

Stanford University culled the scientific literature for research into the health benefits and risk of contamination among organic and conventional produce and meats, from 17 human studies and 223 evaluations of nutrient and contaminant levels.

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Making a killing out of a food crisis

| 03/09/2012 | Reply
Making a killing out of a food crisis

The United Nations, aid agencies and the British Government have lined up to attack the world’s largest commodities trading company, Glencore, after it described the current global food crisis and soaring world prices as a “good” business opportunity.

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Banking on the Hungry Poor

| 03/09/2012 | Reply
Banking on the Hungry Poor

Market speculation in basic food commodities is illegal under Islamic Law. This is a market control mechanism to safeguard the poor, to keep basic food prices always within the reach of all members of the society. Speculation creates starvation.

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Barclays makes £500m betting on food crisis

| 03/09/2012 | Reply
Barclays makes £500m betting on food crisis

Barclays has made as much as half a billion pounds in two years from speculating on food staples such as wheat and soya, prompting allegations that banks are profiting handsomely from the global food crisis.

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New Zealand: Say Hello to Halal

| 02/09/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Say Hello to Halal

In the latest New Zealand study, more than 36,000 people identified themselves as Muslim. Already some of our nation’s most forward-thinking companies are successfully tapping into this market. Unsurprisingly, dairy is leading the way.

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USA: Paying more for food? Blame the ethanol mandate

| 21/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Paying more for food? Blame the ethanol mandate

Expect beef, chicken, turkey, eggs, fats and oils, cereals and dairy products to go up in price the most in the coming months. Americans have already reduced their meat consumption over the past few years because of higher prices.

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UAE: Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority stresses animals welfare

| 21/06/2012 | Reply
UAE: Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority stresses animals welfare

This initiative comes in line with ADFCA’s keenness to avoid the spread on common diseases passed from animals to humans during and/or after slaughter, or when trading in any form.

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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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USA: Alternative Meat Markets and Halal Production workshop in Norwich, NY

| 08/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Alternative Meat Markets and Halal Production workshop in Norwich, NY

During this workshop, on Wednesday, June 20th at Norwich Meadows Farm in Norwich, NY, Zaid Kurdieh will explain how Norwich Meadows Farm has expanded their farm to include on-farm Halal Processing.

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UAE: 10th Annual Organic Show, MENOPE 2012

| 19/05/2012 | Reply
UAE: 10th Annual Organic Show, MENOPE 2012

MENOPE 2012 (Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo), 27-29 November 2012, is expected to attract more regional participation this year, apart from a host of global companies who have elicited enthusiasm to be part of the show.

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USA: How Safe is Our Food? More and more countries are banning American food

| 15/05/2012 | Reply
USA: How Safe is Our Food? More and more countries are banning American food

Last week, Indonesia became the first country to halt imports of US beef following the discovery of an American dairy cow infected with mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

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Indonesia suspends US beef imports over mad cow fears

| 14/05/2012 | Reply
Indonesia suspends US beef imports over mad cow fears

US Health authorities have said the diseased animal was never a threat to the nation’s food supply, in the first case of mad cow disease in the US since 2006.

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Malaysia: HDC, IDB in talks to set up Halal investment fund

| 13/05/2012 | 1 Reply
Malaysia: HDC, IDB in talks to set up Halal investment fund

HDC CEO Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin said, “We can use the fund as a mechanism and propose it to the wealthy countries like in the Middle East and Brunei to inject funds and then, channel it to IDB member countries that have the ability to produce food supply.”

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European Union Calls on Packaging Industry to Help Limit Food Waste

| 26/04/2012 | Reply
European Union Calls on Packaging Industry to Help Limit Food Waste

Ninety million tons of food is wasted each year in the European Union. The UK-based Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) is working with major food packaging companies to develop new pack technologies that increase shelf life.

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Qatar, Philippines set up joint fund

| 11/04/2012 | Reply
Qatar, Philippines set up joint fund

The proposed Philippines-Qatar Joint Investment Fund includes projects in agriculture, energy, halal food, labour, mining, petrochemicals, real estate, steel, tourism, trade and infrastructure development.

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