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Category: Farm-to-Fork News

End ‘cruel’ religious slaughter, say scientists

| 22/06/2009 | Reply
End ‘cruel’ religious slaughter, say scientists

The Farm Animal Welfare Council (UK) says that slitting the throats of the animals
most commonly used for meat, chickens, without stunning, results in “significant
pain and distress”. The committee, which includes scientific,
agricultural and veterinary experts, is calling for the Government to launch
a debate with Muslim and Jewish communities to end the practice.

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Al Salam Bank ventures into farming business

| 22/06/2009 | Reply
Al Salam Bank ventures into farming business

Bahrain-based Al Salam Bank is moving into the agricultural
industry. The bank yesterday announced it had signed a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) with Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group),
a major global food and agricultural company.
“This MOU signifies CP Group and Al Salam’s intent to establish
Bahrain as the ‘Halal Food Hub’ of the Mena region,” said CP
vice-chairman Eam Ngamdamronk.

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Can Bar Codes for Food Lead to Safer Practices?

| 21/06/2009 | Reply
Can Bar Codes for Food Lead to Safer Practices?

The New Scientist reported the flurry of technologies, reporting
systems and databases for tracing food origins. From the Locavore
iPhone app [iTunes link], to the Good Guide’s product listing of “safe,
healthy and green” products (also available for mobile devices), and
the Trace Tracker which allows mobile tracing of Halal food, the food
information movement seems to be gaining traction.

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Nestle plans ASEAN investment

| 16/06/2009 | Reply
Nestle plans ASEAN investment

Swiss food giant Nestlé has
reaffirmed its commitment to growth in its south-east Asia, unveiling
plans to invest CHF260m (US$238.4m) in the region during 200, including
a capital investment of CHF85m for 2009 to meet
the increasing demand for Halal products.

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Is Halal Business Real?

| 16/06/2009 | Reply
Is Halal Business Real?

For
a long time, the halal simply meant buying meat from a halal butcher,
who slaughtered in accordance with Islamic principles. But the halal
food market has exploded in the past decade and is now worth an
estimated $632 billion annually, according to the
Halal Journal,
a Kuala Lumpur-based magazine. That’s about 16% of the entire global
food industry.

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Sookh and ye shall find

| 16/06/2009 | Reply
Sookh and ye shall find

A deli-style halal butchery is a welcome addition to Joburg’s northern suburbs. Hilary Biller checked out its offerings.

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Experts agree Turkey needs a bio-security law, but clash over content

| 16/06/2009 | Reply
Experts agree Turkey needs a bio-security law, but clash over content

GMOs are questioned by Islam

?smail
Köksal from the F?rat University faculty of theology, who wrote a book
titled “Cloning from the Fiqh [Islamic jurisprudence] Point of View,”
argued that if there is no vital need for it, genetic modification
contradicts with the rules of Islam.

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Mobile App Aids Muslims with Food Choices

| 11/06/2009 | Reply
Mobile App Aids Muslims with Food Choices

You may not think that religion and technology go together, but that’s the idea behind a new product developed by one Massachusetts company. Alawy Incorporated, based in Milton, Massachusetts, has developed a mobile food search application called “AMNA Mobile” which helps Muslims observe Islamic dietary standards.


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Processing for Halal poultry products

| 10/06/2009 | Reply
Processing for Halal poultry products

Saracen
UK Ltd believes that its new poultry processing machine offers answers
to both the concerns of the Muslim community regarding true Halal
products, as well as the commercial concerns of the processor.

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Al Islami Foods launches ‘100 Schools Health Awareness Drive’

| 10/06/2009 | Reply
Al Islami Foods launches ‘100 Schools Health Awareness Drive’

DUBAI – As part of the corporate social
responsibility programme for the education sector, Al Islami Foods, a
leading halal food producer in the Middle East, today launched the ‘100
Schools Health Awareness Drive’ across the UAE to combat the growing
obesity and diabetes.

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Indonesia Lifts Ban on New Zealand Beef Imports, Group Says

| 09/06/2009 | Reply
Indonesia Lifts Ban on New Zealand Beef Imports, Group Says

Indonesia, Asia’s third-most populous
country, lifted a ban on imports of beef from New Zealand after
clerics clarified that the meat conforms to Islamic dietary laws. New certification rules will come into effect on 1st October, so this incident of banning and then lifting the ban is really a kind of early warning shot, and is a reminder of the commercial power of the Ulema in many countries.

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Indonesia threatens Aust beef exporters

| 08/06/2009 | Reply
Indonesia threatens Aust beef exporters

Indonesia’s agriculture minister has reportedly said
that Australian beef-certifying bodies must meet new Islamic halal
guidelines otherwise Australian beef imports will banned.

But
Indonesia’s council of clerics, which decides proper halal practices,
says that all of Australia’s certifying bodies have been approved.

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NZ beef ban may reflect overtures from Brazil

| 08/06/2009 | Reply
NZ beef ban may reflect overtures from Brazil

The Indonesian government has delisted the two Muslim
authorities responsible for certifying halal meat in New Zealand,
and appears to be planning to import cheaper meat from Brazil.

Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim country, and its
moves threaten millions of dollars worth of New Zealand meat
exports.

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Minister Keeps the Freeze on Port Beef

| 07/06/2009 | Reply
Minister Keeps the Freeze on Port Beef

With
the presidential election and the end of his term looming, Agriculture
Minister Anton Apriyanto seems to believe that he alone has the right
to decide what meat is halal and what meat isn’t, no matter what the
Indonesian Council of Ulema, Coordinating Ministry for the Economy or
the trade minister might have to say.

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Indonesia Bans New Zealand Beef Over Halal Certification

| 07/06/2009 | Reply
Indonesia Bans New Zealand Beef Over Halal Certification

Indonesia, Asia’s third-most populous
country, has banned imports of beef from New Zealand, saying the
meat doesn’t conform to religious certification requirements.

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Perlis Halal Park Expected To Operate Next Year

| 07/06/2009 | Reply
Perlis Halal Park Expected To Operate Next Year

Malaysia: The Perlis Halal Industry Park here is
expected to start operations before the end of next year with its first
phase involving 24 premises comprising small and medium industries
(SMIs).

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Organic sector increasingly dependent on imports: USDA

| 05/06/2009 | Reply
Organic sector increasingly dependent on imports: USDA

The US organic sector has become increasingly dependent on imported
ingredients as a supply squeeze continues to limit the sector’s growth,
according to a new report from the US Department of Agriculture.

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Thai, UAE talks to set up livestock farms

| 04/06/2009 | Reply
Thai, UAE talks to set up livestock farms

The UAE Government is holding talks with Thailand about plans to
develop huge livestock farms and produce halal products in the
Southeast Asian country.

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Chicken injected with beef waste sold in UK

| 04/06/2009 | Reply
Chicken injected with beef waste sold in UK

Muslims and Jews conned into eating meat bulked out with cow and pig products.

Cafes and restaurants across Britain have been selling chicken secretly injected with beef and pork waste, The Independent can reveal today.

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Local Meat Producers Urged To Compete In Global Halal Market

| 03/06/2009 | Reply
Local Meat Producers Urged To Compete In Global Halal Market

Local producers of
halal meat and meat products in Malaysia have been urged to increase their
production as well as the promotion of their products to capture some
of the global halal products and services market which is valued at
RM7.6 trillion annually. Local meat is considered more fresh considered they are kept frozen for a shorter period of time than imported meat.

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