Category: Agriculture

Opinion: Europe sleepwalking as global food prices set to double

| 08/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion:  Europe sleepwalking as global food prices set to double

Global food prices will more than double within 20 years as a new age of crisis forces the collapse of our broken global food system, said Oxfam today. The international development agency said Europe is sleepwalking as the world enters into an unprecedented and avoidable reversal in human development.

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USA: California Must Label Genetically Engineered Fish

| 25/05/2011 | Reply
USA: California Must Label Genetically Engineered Fish

Looming over consumers is the likelihood that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will approve the raising and selling of GE salmon–without labeling–in the very near future. The engineered fish grow to maturity twice as fast as normal salmon.

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Australia: Taking Stock

| 22/05/2011 | Reply
Australia: Taking Stock

An ABC interview on live trade of animals to Indonesia. The Indonesian people want to make change and want to improve things, and this has been seen quite significantly over the past five years – right at an industry level, at the facilities themselves, and also with the Indonesian government.

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Canada: Global Halal Food Market

| 09/05/2011 | Reply
Canada: Global Halal Food Market

Global Halal Food Market May 2011 The Government of Canada has prepared this report based on primary and secondary sources of information. Readers should take note that the Government of Canada does not guarantee the accuracy of any of the information contained in this report, nor does it necessarily endorse the organizations listed herein. Readers […]

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The rise of Pakistan in the global meat trade

| 09/05/2011 | Reply
The rise of Pakistan in the global meat trade

At a time when Pakistani businessmen have a hard time selling even high-quality products to foreign customers due to Pakistan’s negative country brand, meat processing companies report customers practically begging for Pakistani red meat to be exported to countries in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

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The Eco-Halal revolution

| 17/03/2011 | Reply
The Eco-Halal revolution

A growing number of Muslims are calling for a more transparent and environmentally sound approach to the production and supply of halal meat that reflects broader issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness backed by Islamic concepts.

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USA: If You Eat Organic Food, Have You Just Been Betrayed?

| 12/03/2011 | Reply
USA: If You Eat Organic Food, Have You Just Been Betrayed?

Organic consumers and producers in the U.S. are facing betrayal. A self-appointed group of “Organic Elites”, including Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, are surrendering to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies publicly stated several weeks ago that they support the so-called “coexistence” of organics with genetically modified (GM) crops. The Organic Consumers […]

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Women Farmers a Force in Fighting Global Food Shortages

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
Women Farmers a Force in Fighting Global Food Shortages

Better investments in female farmers would prevent malnourishment in 100-150 million people, because of the ways women are likely to allocate resources in a food-shortage-threatened world.

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Brunei: China Rice Research Institute To Help Boost Brunei Paddy Drive

| 27/02/2011 | Reply
Brunei: China Rice Research Institute To Help Boost Brunei Paddy Drive

On the subject of Agro Food, the permanent secretary, Dato Dr Hj Amin Liew said, “Brunei Darussalam is also. currently developing an agro-technology park. The size of this park is about 500 hectares, and (it) is designated as an innovation centre for halal food and halal medicinal and health products, as well as halal cosmetics.

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Interview: Food Prices and Global Instability

| 19/02/2011 | Reply
Interview: Food Prices and Global Instability

Food prices are skyrocketing across the world, and last month, they peaked to the highest levels since the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization began indexing them in 1990.

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OIC and IDB back Turkish Halal food production plans

| 17/02/2011 | 1 Reply
OIC and IDB back Turkish Halal food production plans

Turkish Industry and Trade Minister Nihat Ergün paid a visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of the OIC last week. In Jeddah, he held important talks with about 300 wealthy Saudi businessmen and the OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, who is also a Turkish national to discuss the importance of the halal food business.

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Global Food Crisis: A Bowl of Opportunities for Muslim World

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
Global Food Crisis: A Bowl of Opportunities for Muslim World

Dinar Standard founder Rafi’uddin Shikoh will be presenting “Food Security and Opportunities in OIC Markets” at the World Halal Forum on 4-5 April.

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Opinion: Islam and Fair Trade

| 01/02/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Islam and Fair Trade

By Suzan El-Ajou | first published on suhaibwebb.com December 31, 2010 1:59 am What are the congruencies between Islamic business ethics and the Fair Trade principles? With one-fifth of the world’s total population identifying themselves as Muslim1, and with the consideration that they are active participants in world markets, it is imperative to include the […]

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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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