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Australia: Federal parliament asked to support an inquiry into Halal certification of food.

| 28/03/2015 | Reply
Australia: Federal parliament asked to support an inquiry into Halal certification of food.

Halal certification is likely to become more of an issue as Australia seeks to kick-start talks on a free trade deal with the Gulf states, as well as boost exports such as meat and processed foods to Southeast Asia.

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Australia: Halal certification needed so meat producers can grow exports

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification needed so meat producers can grow exports

Federal Liberal National Party Bruce Scott says that if Australia is to capitalise on jobs and exports in the rural sector, it needs to ensure its food is halal certified.

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Halal tourism opportunities for Spain

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Halal tourism opportunities for Spain

The boom of Halal tourism, or an hotel reorganization to receive Muslims guests are just some of the topics at the “Halal, A Global Concept” Congress.

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Spain: Are GMOs Halal?

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Spain: Are GMOs Halal?

The first panel of the Congress “The International Standardization of Halal Market” has already revealed one of the fundamental issues regarding GMOs.

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Opinion: ‘Islamic Economy is a baseless theory’

| 25/03/2015 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Islamic Economy is a baseless theory’

When Prince Muhammad Al-Faisal, the pioneer of Islamic Banking, was interviewed about Islamic Economy he explained: “What we have today is a baseless theory.”

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Want to know what people think about Halal? Then ask them!

| 24/03/2015 | Reply
Want to know what people think about Halal? Then ask them!

New research finding, the results from a joint project between London-based niche research specialists Ethnic Focus, and online Halal news site HalalFocus.com demonstrate the yawning gaps in perception around Halal market issues.

7,000 respondents, spread evenly between men and women from 7 Muslim majority (Bangladesh, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey and UAE) and 7 Muslim minority countries (Denmark, France, Germany, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA) were asked a series of 10 questions to gauge their basic attitudes towards Halal.

Unlike some past exercises, respondents were asked questions such as, “Is your view of Halal products and services affected by news stories such as Charlie Hebdo, or ISIS?” and “How much do you think these news stories are biased against Islam?”. The answers, to say the least, are revealing.

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China building halal capacity

| 23/03/2015 | Reply
China building halal capacity

Local government is looking to establish cattle farms and are reportedly planning steps to guarantee the authenticity of halal food production.

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Alchemiya TV – ‘like Netflix for Muslims’

| 22/03/2015 | Reply
Alchemiya TV – ‘like Netflix for Muslims’

Alchemiya, a digital TV channel that has been compared to Netflix, aims to show Islamic culture at its best. Afghan skateboarding? A call-to-prayer contest? New Muslim channel has it all .

Alchemiya, an on-demand streaming platform that will provide a global home for Muslim documentaries, lifestyle programmes and feature films, is the brainchild of Navid Akhtar, a senior producer with more than 20 years of experience at the BBC and Channel 4.

Navid will be speaking about Alchemiya, and in particular his experience with crowdfunding at the World Halal Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 1-3 April

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Madrid will host the first Halal exhibition of Spain

| 21/03/2015 | Reply
Madrid will host the first Halal exhibition of Spain

EXPOHALAL SPAIN 2015 will turn Madrid into the European epicentre of the Halal industry during two days, October 21 and 22, 2015.

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UK: Edwards denies Sainsbury’s anti-halal sticker campaign was racist

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Edwards denies Sainsbury’s anti-halal sticker campaign was racist

A man has admitted putting stickers on food in a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Greater Manchester saying “Beware halal is barbaric and funds terrorism.”

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Understanding Attitudes Towards Halal

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
Understanding Attitudes Towards Halal

Dr. Haseeb Shabir of Hull University presents his research findings at Eblex seminar on Halal. Dr Haseeb will also be presenting at the World Halal Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 2nd April.

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UK: Halal sheep demand offers UK farmers opportunities

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal sheep demand offers UK farmers opportunities

Eblex export manager Jean-Pierre Garnier told the levy board’s halal seminar how Britain produced 43% of Europe’s lamb, so was ready to feed the expanding Muslim population.

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Over a million Muslim Tourists visited Spain in 2014

| 17/03/2015 | Reply
Over a million Muslim Tourists visited Spain in 2014

The Muslim tourism market grows annually by 8.5%, making Spain the sixth highest destination chosen by 23% of these travelers.

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China: Mainland firms invited to join Brunei halal project

| 14/03/2015 | Reply
China: Mainland firms invited to join Brunei halal project

Brunei has invited Chinese mainland investors and enterprises to join a $300-million, halal-themed industry park in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Russia to import halal meat to Arab countries

| 14/03/2015 | Reply
Russia to import halal meat to Arab countries

Russia is going to export halal poultry meat to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

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USA: Alwan launches halal, kosher and vegan cosmetics company

| 14/03/2015 | Reply
USA: Alwan launches halal, kosher and vegan cosmetics company

Alwan claims to be the only company in the world that is branding its cosmetics with Halal, Kosher and Vegetarian certifications.

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UK: Rising Islamophobia ‘threat to UK tourism, investment’

| 13/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Rising Islamophobia ‘threat to UK tourism, investment’

An anti-Islamic mood has been spreading across Europe, with Muslim communities particularly wary following the attack in January on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris.

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UK Government Rejects Call to Ban Religious Slaughter

| 11/03/2015 | Reply
UK Government Rejects Call to Ban Religious Slaughter

Amid increasing campaigns against Halal meat in the UK, the British government said it had “no intention” to ban the religious slaughtering of animals for Muslims and Jews.

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Saudi Arabia: Food is being thrown away

| 09/03/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Food is being thrown away

It is estimated that between a third and half of the food produced in GCC countries goes to waste. Despite that, GCC countries are investing in farmlands abroad.

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UK: EBLEX Halal seminar to debate issues 17 March 2015

| 08/03/2015 | Reply
UK: EBLEX Halal seminar to debate issues 17 March 2015

Topics covered include recent research on halal slaughter, marketing activity for the sector, global opportunities for exports, consumer perceptions of halal products, and dietary health.

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