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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.

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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.

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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?

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UK: Leicester woman fulfils halal cosmetics firm dream

| 19/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Leicester woman fulfils halal cosmetics firm dream

A mother of two fulfilled her dream to have her own Halal make-up collection. In July, with the help of her husband and family, she launched Miracle Halal Mineralz.

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UK agency warns about ‘Zam Zam’ water on sale

| 18/08/2011 | Reply
UK agency warns about ‘Zam Zam’ water on sale

The government’s Food Standard s Agency (FSA) in Britain has advised Muslims that they should consider avoiding drinking bottled water described or labelled as Zam Zam water. As per Saudi Arabian law, export of Zam Zam water for sale is illegal and the British regulator was uncertain about the origin of the bottled water on sale.

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UK: Nando’s halal call

| 17/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Nando’s halal call

A PETITION has been set up to add halal meat to the menu at the new Nando’s restaurant in Peterborough city centre.

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UK: Middle Eastern visitors favour Westfield London

| 16/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Middle Eastern visitors favour Westfield London

July has seen a large influx of Middle Eastern shoppers to Westfield London shopping centre, while retailers have reported uplift in Middle Eastern customers mainly from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, including members of Gulf Royal families as regular Westfield London visitors.

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Opinion: Global brands, Islamic values

| 15/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Global brands, Islamic values

As more and more transnational companies look at expanding their footprints in the global Islamic market, which accounts for around 23 per cent of the world’s population and is projected to grow to about 35 per cent in the next 20 years, brand managers and marketing heads need to study and analyse the religion that dictates so much of public life and its associated values.

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Opinion: Turn off social networks in times of crisis?

| 14/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Turn off social networks in times of crisis?

Amidst widespread calls from MPs, David Cameron has pledged to investigate the possibility of turning off social networks during times of crisis, lumping Britain in with some rather unsavory company.

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Opinion: Legacy of a society that believes in nothing

| 13/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Legacy of a society that believes in nothing

All the main religions are unshakeable when it comes to self-evident truths about right and wrong; about stealing, harming others, coveting goods, instant gratification and so on.

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Opinion: The moral decay of UK society is as bad at the top as the bottom

| 12/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: The moral decay of UK society is as bad at the top as the bottom

Criminality in our streets cannot be dissociated from the moral disintegration in the highest ranks of modern British society. The last two decades have seen a terrifying decline in standards among the British governing elite. It has become acceptable for our politicians to lie and to cheat. An almost universal culture of selfishness and greed has grown up.

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Opinion: What turns people into looters?

| 11/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: What turns people into looters?

Many in the UK are reeling after days of images of brazen thefts and wanton damage during the riots, but just where is the tipping point when people think they can start looting?

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UK: Heler’s Halal accreditation for cheese opens exports door

| 11/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Heler’s Halal accreditation for cheese opens exports door

CHESHIRE based cheese-maker Joseph Heler has opened a door to a wider export market by gaining Halal accreditation. Apart from making their cheese available to the British Muslim community, the company says it can now look at markets in Asia and worldwide.

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Opinion: As London Explodes in Riots, There Is a Context That Can’t Be Ignored: Brutal Cuts and Enforced Austerity Measures

| 10/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: As London Explodes in Riots, There Is a Context That Can’t Be Ignored: Brutal Cuts and Enforced Austerity Measures

Images of burning buildings, cars aflame and stripped-out shops may provide spectacular fodder for a restless media, ever hungry for new stories and fresh groups to demonise, but we will understand nothing of these events if we ignore the history and the context in which they occur.

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Opinion: Let them wear Gucci

| 10/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Let them wear Gucci

We are in a bubble where we have become accustomed to spending what we can, consuming what we have and coveting what we don’t have. However, there is now but a palpable sense of fear. People are threatened by a sense of impending economic collapse, knowing that the politicians will not, indeed, cannot protect them – on the contrary – they have already betrayed them time and again.

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Halal food market is estimated at US$500 billion per year

| 09/08/2011 | Reply
Halal food market is estimated at US$500 billion per year

An overview on Halal in France, Russia, USA, UK and Europe. As numbers grow, Muslims continue to maintain purchasing habits that align with their Islamic faith. Muslims want to be able to look at a product and see a recognizable Halal logo. There is an increasing demand for products that are inclusive.

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Brunei Wafirah UK Ltd appoints CEO

| 09/08/2011 | Reply
Brunei Wafirah UK Ltd appoints CEO

Pursuant to the establishment of the subsidiary office, the Board of Directors of Brunei Wafirah Holdings Sdn Bhd has appointed Dr. Mohammad Nazir, OBE as CEO of Brunei Wafirah UK Ltd with effect from 1st August 2011.

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UK: Stunning Arguments

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Stunning Arguments

When it comes to halal, it’s all about trust, according to some in the trade, but with a lack of labelling and the constant debate over stunning, that trust might be hard to come by.

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UK: New Company, Jealous, Launches Halal Sweet Range For All

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
UK: New Company, Jealous, Launches Halal Sweet Range For All

Sweet lovers in the UK now have more choice to enjoy as a new range of high-end boxed sweets, made purely from natural ingredients and suitable for people with dietary or ethical requirements, has launched.

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Opinion: London’s historic connections to Islam

| 04/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: London’s historic connections to Islam

Professor Jack Lohman, director of the Museum of London, gave a talk on London’s historical connections to the Arab world. A good bulk of the talk, however, went into the history of the Muslim presence in this city. Today, at the beginning of Ramadan, it is great to see the vibrancy that that history has led to.

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