click to go to penny appeal

Category: G-20 News

USA: Halal standards in Muslim community up for interpretation

| 19/09/2011 | Reply
USA: Halal standards in Muslim community up for interpretation

Within the U.S. Muslim community, suspicion has grown in recent years about meat sold under the halal label as the number of suppliers expands and standards of animal slaughter get new, modern interpretation by a growing network of certifying agencies.

Read More

Denmark: Muslims want independent body to supervise halal slaughter

| 19/09/2011 | Reply
Denmark: Muslims want independent body to supervise halal slaughter

The Danish Islamic Faith Society and 35 other Muslim associations joined together to stop what they say is non-halal meat (stun bolt) sold as halal.

Read More

Makkah for the rich: Islam’s holiest site ‘turning into Vegas’

| 18/09/2011 | Reply
Makkah for the rich: Islam’s holiest site ‘turning into Vegas’

To the al-Saud monarchy, Makkah is their vision of the future – a steel and concrete metropolis built on the proceeds of enormous oil wealth that showcases their national pride. Behind closed doors – in places where the religious police cannot listen in – residents of Makkah are beginning to refer to their city as Las Vegas, and the moniker is not a compliment.

Read More

USA: Midamar Halal Foods Receives USDA Distinguished Community Service Award

| 17/09/2011 | Reply
USA: Midamar Halal Foods Receives USDA Distinguished Community Service Award

Midamar was the first company in America to receive the USDA award “For exemplary work in providing Halal food options for Muslims in America and around the world”.

Read More

Could cities rely 100% on urban agriculture for their food?

| 15/09/2011 | Reply
Could cities rely 100% on urban agriculture for their food?

While urban agriculture has gained in popularity throughout U.S. cities, food imports from all around the world overwhelmingly feed our cities. But could that ever change? There are 2 articles here, one on a US study and the other an urban farm shop in inner London.

Read More

Republic of Tatarstan capitalizes on its Muslim heritage

| 14/09/2011 | Reply
Republic of Tatarstan capitalizes on its Muslim heritage

The Republic of Tatarstan, a Muslim-majority region, has proved to be an interesting investment destination for funds with Muslim shareholders or that are based in Muslim countries. The Malaysian private equity firm Amanah Raya Capital Group, has launched several projects the republic. Their first project was the Kazan Halal Hub.

Read More

UK: Google predicts the Internet could help create 365,000 new UK jobs by 2015

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
UK: Google predicts the Internet could help create 365,000 new UK jobs by 2015

Google drives home the point, backed by other technology companies, that businesses across Europe need to understand a series of digital “mega-trends” if they want to be able to reap the full benefits of what the Internet can offer. Recent trends include a shift to mobile, the adoption of Cloud-based technologies and online media could all help encourage innovation.

Read More

US business mission eyes Saudi agro-food deals

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
US business mission eyes Saudi agro-food deals

The mission consists of top companies specializing in agricultural production, irrigation, livestock breeding, processed and halal food, organic fertilizers, soil treatment, animal feed and feed additives, land-use mapping, and low water use grass seeds.

Read More

USA: Iowa Muslims say 9/11 backlash is real and hurtful

| 11/09/2011 | Reply
USA: Iowa Muslims say 9/11 backlash is real and hurtful

Following 9/11, long-standing relationships eased unwarranted backlash for Muslims in Iowa, but the same hasn’t held true elsewhere, members of the Islamic community say. “Prior to 9/11, Islam was never viewed as a threat,” said Bill Aossey, 69, of Cedar Rapids, president of Midamar Corp. “Why, after Sept. 11, because of the acts of a few individuals, has the administration demonized a billion and a half people around the world?”

Read More

Australia: Yes We Can

| 11/09/2011 | Reply
Australia: Yes We Can

Sydney’s The Jewish House has launched its annual drive to collect food for the needy with a record 25 Coles Supermarkets participating across Sydney…and has introduced the al-Ghazzali Centre as a new partner for Halal food contributions for Muslims in need.

Read More

Turkey: 4th Int’l Halal and Nutritious Food Conference

| 11/09/2011 | Reply
Turkey:  4th Int’l Halal and Nutritious Food Conference

The 4th International Halal and Nutritious Food Conference will be held on the 13-14 October 2011 in Istanbul simultaneously with the Halal & Healthy Products Fair by GIMDES with the theme “Importance of a global single standard for increasing Halal food trade”.

Read More

USA: Tapping a Growing Halal Market

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
USA: Tapping a Growing Halal Market

Global Islamic finance is now considered to be a nearly $1 trillion industry, while as of last year, the worldwide halal market was worth an estimated $630 billion. The growth of these industries has spurred some investors to develop new financial products that combine bits of both, including halal food indices and equity funds.

Read More

USA: The $700 Million Yogurt Startup

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
USA: The $700 Million Yogurt Startup

In a scant four years, Hamdi Ulukaya has built something that even Silicon Valley types should covet: a $700 million business that’s profitable, dominant and growing at a furious clip.

Read More

Halal Beauty – The Next steps

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
Halal Beauty – The Next steps

Being able to choose Halal when it comes to cosmetic purchases is still a relatively new concept with the vast majority of brands yet to celebrate their fifth birthday. So far it looks like Halal cosmetics fit very neatly (at least on a scientific level) alongside other Natural, Environmentally conscious, pure and animal-testing free cosmetic ranges. So do we need Halal personal care?

Read More

Muslim Travel to US on the Rise after Sharp Drop Post 9/11

| 07/09/2011 | Reply
Muslim Travel to US on the Rise after Sharp Drop Post 9/11

After a sharp decline following 9/11, Muslim travel to the US is on the rise, though not yet to pre 9/11 levels. Crescentrating, a Muslim lifestyle friendly travel portal and rating service, estimates this market to be $100 billion globally in 2010. Crescentrating is now expanding to cover hotels in the United States which will enable US hotels to tap into this lucrative niche travel market.

Read More

Two Malaysian Firms Set To Establish Strong Foothold In The Netherlands

| 07/09/2011 | Reply
Two Malaysian Firms Set To Establish Strong Foothold In The Netherlands

Dewina Food Industries Sdn Bhd, popular with Halal food brand “Brahim’s” and green IT solutions provider, Basis Bay Group, have decided to expand their business operations to that European nation. Project Manager at Kuala Lumpur-based Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency Agnes Seah said the agency had assisted the firms to realise their ventures in the Netherlands.

Read More

Opinion: Uncommon alliances: Muslim and Jew, left and right

| 02/09/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Uncommon alliances: Muslim and Jew, left and right

In October, the Dutch Senate will consider the ban on ritual slaughter enacted by the parliament’s lower house in June 2011. Self-described as “an institution that pays little heed to ideas which happen to be fashionable at the time,” the Senate has no one party that holds a majority. It will therefore be interesting to see whether it is able to protect religious freedom or succumb to the pressure to limit it through this law.

Read More

Turkey: Turkish companies’ eye on $1 trillion halal food market

| 01/09/2011 | Reply
Turkey: 	 Turkish companies’ eye on $1 trillion halal food market

The TSE announced in June that it would start issuing halal certificates this fall. According to the TSE, interest from Turkish food companies, mainly meat producers, is high as more than 20 applications for a halal certificate from the TSE came in last month.

Read More

Australia: Call for meat slaughter method labelling

| 26/08/2011 | Reply
Australia: Call for meat slaughter method labelling

Senator Bernardi said he wanted labels on packaging to explain whether meat had been slaughtered according to rituals and whether stun guns were used.

Read More

USA: Eating at your desk ups food poisoning risk

| 25/08/2011 | Reply
USA: Eating at your desk ups food poisoning risk

Results of a new survey reveal the majority of Americans are playing Russian roulette with food safety by eating at their desks.

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest