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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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Dubai: Arab Brazilian Chamber presented cosmetic markets in Dubai

| 15/04/2019 | Reply
Dubai: Arab Brazilian Chamber presented cosmetic markets in Dubai

Beautyworld Middle East, a beauty trade show running from April 15 to 17 in Dubai where Brazilian companies will be exhibiting.

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‘The clock is ticking’ on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, says UN deputy chief

| 12/04/2019 | Reply
‘The clock is ticking’ on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, says UN deputy chief

The economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development call for “a fully integrated approach” that engages everyone.

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Opinion: The role of women in urban development as planners, builders, city dwellers, is crucial

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Opinion: The role of women in urban development as planners, builders, city dwellers, is crucial

There is a significant danger in misinterpreting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as separate disciplines that need to be dealt with one by one and in isolation.

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Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has called on the food industry to follow the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to achieve the innovation required.

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Sustainable business is good business: Creating financial tipping points for the Global Goals

| 03/04/2019 | Reply
Sustainable business is good business: Creating financial tipping points for the Global Goals

Almost four years into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is clear that the actions we are taking are not transformational enough, nor at the scale and pace needed.

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How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

| 22/03/2019 | Reply
How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

Food suppliers are making efforts to guarantee the provenance of their food themselves, using new tools such as blockchain technology and tracking supply chains to approach food fraud.

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Pestalotiopsis Microspora: The Mushroom That Eats Plastic

| 11/03/2019 | Reply
Pestalotiopsis Microspora: The Mushroom That Eats Plastic

More precisely, Pestalotiopsis microspora consumes polyurethane, the key ingredient in plastic products, and converts it to organic matter.

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Saudi Arabia: Could lab-grown meat be in Saudi Arabia’s future?

| 06/03/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Could lab-grown meat be in Saudi Arabia’s future?

We have to keep an eye on technologies and how they emerge. We have all heard about how meat production is shifting from the normal farm to labs.

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Halal Expo Canada 2019 and HDC announce Media Partnership for WHC2019

| 28/02/2019 | Reply
Halal Expo Canada 2019 and HDC announce Media Partnership for WHC2019

With this media partnership, both organizations will leverage from the marketing opportunities each party has to offer to allow for further market reach.

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Malaysia: Global Halal Summit: Kuala Lumpur 1 – 6 April 2019

| 21/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Global Halal Summit: Kuala Lumpur 1 – 6 April 2019

Introduced this year, the Global Halal Summit (GHaS) is a rebrand of the World Halal Week. 6 Programmes catering to different target audiences.

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USA: I Heart Halal festival plans expanded program

| 20/02/2019 | Reply
USA: I Heart Halal festival plans expanded program

Taking place at Chicago’s landmark Navy Pier, Festival Halls A & B, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14, 2019.

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Riz Global Foods will be exhibiting at Gulfood 2019: 17-21 February

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Riz Global Foods will be exhibiting at Gulfood 2019: 17-21 February

Riz Global Foods is offering the most High Quality Halal products which are not just Halal but are also Tayyib. These are the products consumers are looking for today.

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UK: Vets call for ban on export of halal lamb

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Vets call for ban on export of halal lamb

The BVA said that the law had been intended to serve the requirements of British Muslims and Jews, not to enable an export market in unstunned meat.

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Italy: Food Innovation Group Future Food Secures Additional Funding

| 13/02/2019 | Reply
Italy: Food Innovation Group Future Food Secures Additional Funding

With a philanthropic core, Future Food provides education, supports research projects and feeds innovative initiatives that positively impact the health of humans and the planet.

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USA: Muslim Consumer Lifestyle Brand Haute Hijab Raises $2.3 Million

| 13/02/2019 | Reply
USA: Muslim Consumer Lifestyle Brand Haute Hijab Raises $2.3 Million

With this funding round, Haute Hijab is going to accelerate growth and extend its competitive lead worldwide.

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Growing preference for ‘instant noodle trips’, non-OIC destinations and other Muslim travel trends

| 12/02/2019 | Reply
Growing preference for ‘instant noodle trips’, non-OIC destinations and other Muslim travel trends

‘Rising authority’ of women when planning travels is one of the trends that will change Muslim travel, the Mastercard-CrescentRating Halal Travel Frontier 2019 report says.

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Nestle: IBM Food Trust Blockchain Set to Expand to New Suppliers, Consumers in 2019

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
Nestle: IBM Food Trust Blockchain Set to Expand to New Suppliers, Consumers in 2019

The IBM Food Trust blockchain has been underway since fall 2016, with the first product trials spearheaded by Walmart in China in December 2016.

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Opinion: Meet the halal beauty brand looking to appeal to consumers regardless of their religious beliefs

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Meet the halal beauty brand looking to appeal to consumers regardless of their religious beliefs

Launching in the UK this June, Shade M will start with 16 shades of liquid lipstick, before rolling out a full range of beauty products.

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Amazon plans to launch a new Middle East marketplace

| 05/02/2019 | Reply
Amazon plans to launch a new Middle East marketplace

With the launch of the Middle East marketplace in the coming months, Amazon is downplaying Souq.com, the Dubai-based online retailer.

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