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Opinion: Religious doctrine scrambles to catch up to new food technology

| 14/09/2019
Opinion: Religious doctrine scrambles to catch up to new food technology

Impossible Foods received its halal certification from the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America in December 2018.

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U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

| 07/09/2019
U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

The two companies said in a statement that the acquisition will enable Affinis Labs to “extend its offerings to disadvantaged communities and new regional markets around the world”.

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Opinion: Veggie burgers were living an idyllic little existence. Then they got caught in the war over meat.

| 31/08/2019
Opinion: Veggie burgers were living an idyllic little existence. Then they got caught in the war over meat.

As plant-based meat goes from an afterthought to a financial juggernaut that aims to change how most people eat, the opposition has suddenly awakened.

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USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

| 29/08/2019
USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

The vegan KFC menu option will be sold as chicken nuggets with a customer’s choice of dipping sauces, or boneless wings tossed in either Nashville Hot, Buffalo or Honey BBQ sauce.

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USA: Banana Republic is selling hijabs

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
USA: Banana Republic is selling hijabs

Some shoppers, though, said they felt conflicted about major retailers getting into the hijab business. Was it inclusion, they wondered, or the appropriation of a religious symbol for the sake of their bottom line?

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Indonesia seeks lead in global modest-fashion industry

| 18/07/2019 | Reply
Indonesia seeks lead in global modest-fashion industry

It stands to reason that Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, would be a leader in this booming multibillion-dollar industry.

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Opinion: You will be eating replacement meats within 20 years. Here’s why

| 03/07/2019 | Reply
Opinion: You will be eating replacement meats within 20 years. Here’s why

Vegetarianism, veganism and flexitarianism are regularly in the news, with more and more people becoming advocates of plant-based eating.

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USA: Summer Fancy Food Show 23-25, Javits Center, NY, USA

| 21/06/2019 | Reply
USA: Summer Fancy Food Show 23-25, Javits Center, NY, USA

At Summer Fancy Show – Riz Global Foods is introducing North America’s first and largest assortment of frozen, value added boxed lamb and wagyu beef products.

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Canada: Halal Expo Canada 2019 to provide a unique matchmaking platform

| 10/06/2019 | Reply
Canada: Halal Expo Canada 2019 to provide a unique matchmaking platform

APPSAYA Matchmaking Platform will provide a convenient and an easy tool for exhibitors and attendees to connect and conduct business.

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USA: Vegan products face a pea shortage as consumers avoid soy-based foods

| 24/05/2019 | Reply
USA: Vegan products face a pea shortage as consumers avoid soy-based foods

“Any chance you have to break up these large commodity crop monocultures like corn and wheat and soy, it’s going to be such a benefit, even if it’s with a single other crop,” Center for Biological Diversity.

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Entrepreneur markets interfaith organic grass fed meat

| 18/05/2019 | Reply
Entrepreneur markets interfaith organic grass fed meat

His venture promises 100 percent grass-fed, organic cattle raised by American ranchers for environmentally conscious consumers.

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Opinion: Corporate West embraces Ramadan but culturally it’s a work in progress

| 06/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Corporate West embraces Ramadan but culturally it’s a work in progress

Business knows Muslims are a valuable part of the Western market. In this appreciation, it is well ahead of the rest of society.

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SDGs: An ETF To Save The World

| 25/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: An ETF To Save The World

Due to the unique way the Impact Shares ETFs are structured, every dollar invested in SDGA translates into money for economic development projects worldwide.

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USA: Beyond Meat’s IPO plans give it a $1.2 billion valuation

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
USA: Beyond Meat’s IPO plans give it a $1.2 billion valuation

Today, customers can buy Beyond Meat protein in stores, or eat items made with Beyond Meat proteins at some fast food chains, such as Carl’s Jr.

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SDGs: What will it take to fix flailing SDG funding?

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: What will it take to fix flailing SDG funding?

The international community is not acting fast enough to mobilize finance for the Sustainable Development Goals, experts gathered at the Financing for Development Forum told Devex.

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SDGs: The fight to define Regenerative Agriculture

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: The fight to define Regenerative Agriculture

Changes of this nature to farming practices could help U.S. agriculture draw down 250 million tons of carbon dioxide annually.

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SDGs: HSBC and Walmart launch green finance program

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: HSBC and Walmart launch green finance program

The retailer has promised to cut one gigaton of carbon emissions from its supply chain by 2030, as part of the company’s wider science-based emissions targets.

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Lightlife, Field Roast Parent Plans New U.S. Plant-Based Meat Factory

| 19/04/2019 | Reply
Lightlife, Field Roast Parent Plans New U.S. Plant-Based Meat Factory

Canada’s Maple Leaf Foods took another step toward its goal of becoming the world’s biggest protein supplier this week.

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USA: $60 Billion U.S. Retailer to Use IBM’s Blockchain-Powered Food Trust

| 15/04/2019 | Reply
USA: $60 Billion U.S. Retailer to Use IBM’s Blockchain-Powered Food Trust

The food industry is one of the innumerable industries that have embraced blockchain technology and Abertsons has joined the blockchain revolution.

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Malaysia: Trace Labs and OneAgrix partner to enable halal traceability on the blockchain

| 28/03/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Trace Labs and OneAgrix partner to enable halal traceability on the blockchain

Trace Labs and OneAgrix will be announcing a partnership that will utilise blockchain-enabled solutions for transparency of Halal food at the Industry Forum on the 3 April 2019 @ 3pm in MITEC Kuala Lumpur, where the annual MIHAS 2019 exhibition is being held.  OneAgrix, a B2B online marketplace for the sourcing of Halal food ingredients […]

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