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Category: Food Security

Opinion: How can we restore trust in the food industry?

| 12/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How can we restore trust in the food industry?

According to surveys, 66% of consumers don’t believe the information which is displayed on the food labels. This has put a growing pressure on food companies and authorities globally.

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French President Says Blockchain Could Put Europe at ‘Vanguard’ of Innovation

| 11/03/2019 | Reply
French President Says Blockchain Could Put Europe at ‘Vanguard’ of Innovation

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for increased use of data technologies such as blockchain in the EU to boost the agriculture industry and address concerns over food traceability.

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UAE: GFIA to showcase global agriculture innovations

| 08/03/2019 | Reply
UAE: GFIA to showcase global agriculture innovations

GFIA, a global authority on sustainable food production, will present leading-edge solutions that will shape the future of farming and food production in the UAE and around the world.

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What you need to know about Thirst Relief and how you can help free a community from poverty

| 07/03/2019 | Reply
What you need to know about Thirst Relief and how you can help free a community from poverty

“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in our hands to make a difference.” Nelson Mandela

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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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Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

The global halal market is set to grow at an exponential rate driven by increasing demand from the Muslim as well as non-Muslim population.

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Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

| 02/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

From halal mozzarella to smart hijabs, faith-driven consumers are demanding products that dovetail with their modern lifestyles. A look at where the market is headed – and when

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Growing Need for Multi-stakeholder Approach towards Food Safety in Asia

| 01/03/2019 | Reply
Growing Need for Multi-stakeholder Approach towards Food Safety in Asia

Responsibilities of the private sector were also highlighted at the session and as the producer of food, it is vital that all players possess the necessary knowledge and skills to develop safe products.

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UK: Supermarket to become UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Supermarket to become UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from

Midcounties Co-operative in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, will make it mandatory for suppliers to prove and publish where they source their ingredients from.

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UAE: Dubai Industrial Park Launches a Report Exploring Global Food Trends up to 2030

| 20/02/2019 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Industrial Park Launches a Report Exploring Global Food Trends up to 2030

It identifies 20 global agri-food trends indicating the planet’s prospects for the future, and how this relates to the GCC, from the manufacturing stage to the supply chain.

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Qatar partners Malaysia, Turkey to conquer Islamic finance market

| 23/12/2018 | Reply
Qatar partners Malaysia, Turkey to conquer Islamic finance market

Qatar is planning an ambitious new initiative with Malaysia and Turkey to serve the $2 trillion global Islamic finance market from hubs in the three countries using common platforms and technology.

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UAE wants to invest in Brazil

| 13/12/2018 | Reply
UAE wants to invest in Brazil

Nahyan said the UAE are interested in Brazilian food production, which his country needs. He also mentioned distributing the items in other regions.

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Opinion: What will top food sustainability agenda in 2019?

| 29/11/2018 | Reply
Opinion: What will top food sustainability agenda in 2019?

While the investment community once had a very sceptical view of sustainability, recent years have seen investors become more engaged on key sustainability issues.

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Indonesia calls to establish standard for halal products in Asean

| 17/10/2018 | Reply
Indonesia calls to establish standard for halal products in Asean

At the meeting, Indonesia reiterated its commitment to supporting efforts to intensify food resilience and security in the ASEAN region.

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Opinion: The Future of Food: What’s on your dining table in 2118

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
Opinion: The Future of Food: What’s on your dining table in 2118

Electronic tongues, ethical meats, digital agriculture, seawater farming, and other gastronomic curiosities will disrupt the way our food is produced and consumed.

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Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

Saudi Arabia is not alone in its reliance on buying food from abroad. While it needs about 70% of its food imported, the UAE requires 80% and Qatar a staggering 90%.

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Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

Minister Maggi’s visit to the KSA and the UAE is a move to assure the premium quality of Brazilian products entering these markets which have continued to show their trust in Brazil’s meat industry.

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Egypt: Cartel Capital to help Gulf companies invest in food sector acquisitions

| 20/12/2016 | Reply
Egypt: Cartel Capital to help Gulf companies invest in food sector acquisitions

Two companies from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have tasked Cartel Capital to nominate a group of companies in the food sector for acquisition.

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Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn For The Worse

| 18/09/2016 | 1 Reply
Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn For The Worse

News broke this week that Monsanto accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Bayer. The new company would control more than 25 per cent of the global supply of commercial seeds and pesticides.

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Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

Saudi Agriculture & Livestock Investment Co. (Salic) was formed three years ago to improve Saudi food security by investing in agriculture and livestock around the world.

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