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Category: Food Security

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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Malaysia Must Develop Food Security Policy

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia Must Develop Food Security Policy

Government agencies, agriculture entrepreneurs and independent farmers could play a role in ensuring adequate and quality food supply in the country.

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Saudi Arabia: Food, Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition 2015 kicks off

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Food, Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition 2015 kicks off

The exhibition gathers more than 350 local and international companies. It will also host the 8th Exhibition of Agribusiness Industries of the OIC member states.

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Brunei, Thailand eye joint projects to produce Halal food

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Brunei, Thailand eye joint projects to produce Halal food

BRUNEI and Thailand pledged to embark on more concrete projects in halal food production after inking a MOU on Agricultural Cooperation yesterday.

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Brunei: Proposed MIPR budget to sustain growth, diversify economy

| 18/03/2015 | Reply
Brunei: Proposed MIPR budget to sustain growth, diversify economy

The budget for the 2015/2016 financial year will revolve around continuing efforts in improving production capability and productivity in these (agriculture, agrifood and fisheries) sectors.

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Saudi Arabia: Food is being thrown away

| 09/03/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Food is being thrown away

It is estimated that between a third and half of the food produced in GCC countries goes to waste. Despite that, GCC countries are investing in farmlands abroad.

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UK: 100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
UK: 100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

The Government insists it has “no intention” of outlawing religious slaughter.

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UAE: Gulfood to share knowledge vital for food industry growth

| 22/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood to share knowledge vital for food industry growth

Government ministers, top level officials, international industry leaders and food business experts will come together in Dubai to continue global dialogue and knowledge exchange at a leading food and hospitality show.

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Biotech Corp Highlights Halal And Bioeconomy Potential At WIEF 2014

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
Biotech Corp Highlights Halal And Bioeconomy Potential At WIEF 2014

BiotechCorp co-organised a session on the interrelation between halal and bioeconomy with AJ Pharma Holding and the Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) at WIEF.

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Saudi Arabia food imports worth $24 billion annually

| 28/08/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia food imports worth $24 billion annually

The increasing youth population within Saudi society is an important catalyst behind the growth of demand for packaged food products imported from abroad.

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Evidence of Impact of Commodity Speculation

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
Evidence of Impact of Commodity Speculation

This is a list of over 130 papers by academics, universities, public institutions, analysts and traders covering the negative impact of food commodity speculation.

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Goldman Sachs made $400m on Food Speculation in 2012

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
Goldman Sachs made $400m on Food Speculation in 2012

This article is a year old…but it is worth re-reading. Investment banks that speculate in food commodities are effectively contributing to the starvation the world’s poorest people.

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Food Commodity Speculation

| 30/04/2014 | Reply
Food Commodity Speculation

Speculation in food commodities is one of the key contributors to hunger, malnutrition, poverty and death among the world’s poorest people. It is prohibited in Islam.

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Swiss to vote on banning food speculation

| 26/04/2014 | Reply
Swiss to vote on banning food speculation

The Swiss will vote on a proposal to ban speculation on agricultural commodities and food, the government said Wednesday, announcing that organisers had gathered enough signatures to put the issue to a referendum. The Swiss Socialist Party’s youth wing gathered nearly 116,000 valid signatures — well beyond the 100,000 needed to organise a popular vote […]

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Malaysia: Pledge to fill 80 percent gap in global halal food supply

| 12/04/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  Pledge to fill 80 percent gap in global halal food supply

Those who attended the conference recognised the scope of food security issues, and pledged a united and integrated appraisal of these issues.

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UAE: ICD and Emirates Future sign MoU on halal food industry

| 10/04/2014 | Reply
UAE: ICD and Emirates Future sign MoU on halal food industry

ICD and EF would like to establish a strategic partnership in order to strengthen the system of food security in the Islamic World and developing the halal food industry in the world.

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Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

| 09/02/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

The challenge comes down to integrity risks. We need to start the process of owning the halal-agro-food supply chain.

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Saudi Arabia: KSA biggest Gulf food consumer by 2017

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: KSA biggest Gulf food consumer by 2017

Gulf countries will consume 49.1 million tons of food annually by the end of 2017, with the UAE the largest consumer per capita among the six Arabian Gulf states.

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UAE aims to become regional food hub

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
UAE aims to become regional food hub

A UN agency said the UAE could soon become a regional food hub, even though the country is not a food producer by nature. This would be achieved through the implementation of ambitious policies.

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