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Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

| 15/09/2019
Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

To address issues of cost, risk and efficiency HCBs should consider embracing halal blockchain initiatives together with the halal industry and be part of halal blockchains for efficiency.

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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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Africa Halal Week returns to Cape Town

| 27/08/2019
Africa Halal Week returns to Cape Town

Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris said, “Africa Halal Week is a key component of our effort in this regard, as we position ourselves as the Halal export hub of the African continent.”

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Opinion: Why Companies Should Set Ethical Sourcing Standards Above What’s Required

| 07/08/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Why Companies Should Set Ethical Sourcing Standards Above What’s Required

Consumers and regulators increasingly expect companies to source and produce goods ethically and sustainably—and, more and more, they’re able to see if they don’t.

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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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Canada: North Bay meat facility gets $2.4M

| 23/07/2019 | Reply
Canada: North Bay meat facility gets $2.4M

Plans call for a meat-processing plant and cold storage facility, which will produce high-quality meat, Kosher meat products, and Halal meat products, which will be exported.

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Canada: Toronto Halal Food Fest Attracts Large Crowds

| 23/07/2019 | Reply
Canada: Toronto Halal Food Fest Attracts Large Crowds

Overall, the Halal Food Fest shared a glimpse of the multicultural Canadian Muslim community while giving insight into the food industry.

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Canada: World-Class Keynote Speakers announced for Halal Expo Canada 2019 Conference

| 18/07/2019 | Reply
Canada: World-Class Keynote Speakers announced for Halal Expo Canada 2019 Conference

The two-day conference to be held in Mississauga, Ontario from October 8-9, will feature presentations and panel discussions from leaders in the global halal lifestyle industry.

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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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Spain: The Halal Institute delves into Central America and the Caribbean

| 12/07/2019 | Reply
Spain: The Halal Institute delves into Central America and the Caribbean

The region, whose growth is expected to be around 3.4% in 2020, has great potential in the agri-food sector, with high-quality products that are highly valued internationally.

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Brunei: To boost economy, Japan urges Brunei to ratify CPTPP The Pacific-wide free trade agreement

| 08/07/2019 | Reply
Brunei: To boost economy, Japan urges Brunei to ratify CPTPP The Pacific-wide free trade agreement

To boost economy, Japan urges Brunei to ratify CPTPP The Pacific-wide free trade agreement it has already come into force in 7 out of the 11 member countries Wardi Wasil – thescoop.co Japanese Ambassador to Brunei, Motohiko Kato, speaking during a media briefing at the Japanese Embassy in Kiulap on July 5, 2019. Photo: Wardi […]

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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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New halal blockchain traceability tool touted as a supply chain ‘gamechanger’

| 02/07/2019 | Reply
New halal blockchain traceability tool touted as a supply chain ‘gamechanger’

An online halal agrifood marketplace with a focus on blockchain food traceability, is poised to bring added traceability benefits to the halal economy.

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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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Canada: International & Domestic Exhibitors filling up at HALAL EXPO CANADA 2019

| 31/05/2019 | Reply
Canada: International & Domestic Exhibitors filling up at HALAL EXPO CANADA 2019

Held at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario on October 8-9, 2019, it will be hosting nearly 150 local and international exhibitors with a presentation of government supported country’s pavilions.

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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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