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Yunnan principally agrees to work with Malaysia with trade and Halal products

| 15/01/2017 | Reply
Yunnan principally agrees to work with Malaysia with trade and Halal products

Yunnan has agreed in principle to work with Malaysia on several issues related to increasing trade, including certification for halal products and connectivity.

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Halal Sector – it is time to step up, no?

| 18/09/2016 | Reply
Halal Sector – it is time to step up, no?

The Halal sector has for too long been obsessed with ensuring technically correct slaughter methods with only minimal regard for the Tayyib components that will ensure real food quality.

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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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Opinion: China’s Halal Constitution

| 29/05/2016 | Reply
Opinion: China’s Halal Constitution

The increasing profile of Islam in public life is influencing recent constitutional debates in China, signaling that even China’s socialist legal system must account for the rights and duties of Muslims.

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A Pool of Talented Negotiators

| 25/01/2016 | Reply
A Pool of Talented Negotiators

It has been a very long journey for the Malaysian team negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP-2Agreement – nearly six years to be exact, but what about Halal?

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Oman, Bahrain ‘most affected’ by oil price slump

| 14/09/2015 | Reply
Oman, Bahrain ‘most affected’ by oil price slump

The UAE’s economy is one of the most diversified among the GCC countries, making it resilient to falling oil prices.

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Brunei, Thailand to join forces in Halal food industry

| 14/09/2015 | Reply
Brunei, Thailand to join forces in Halal food industry

THE Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) will lay the groundwork for more collaboration with Thailand in the halal food industry, its minister said.

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Group Protests Aossey Jail Time

| 19/08/2015 | Reply
Group Protests Aossey Jail Time

During the past five weeks, Bill Aossey has been in jail with no set bond, which had his family and friends protesting Monday afternoon.

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Abu Dhabi to host major agricultural events

| 03/07/2015 | Reply
Abu Dhabi to host major agricultural events

More than 300 agricultural innovations are set to feature in the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA).

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Islamic Climate Declaration: Call for consultation

| 30/06/2015 | Reply
Islamic Climate Declaration: Call for consultation

Launching an Islamic Declaration on Climate Change in Istanbul on 17, 18 August. You can help with preparing the Declaration.

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UK: Farm minister faces row over reviewing religious slaughter

| 18/06/2015 | Reply
UK:  Farm minister faces row over reviewing religious slaughter

George Eustice said that he would review a decision made last year to shelve EU laws intended to ensure that chickens were unconscious before being killed.

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Gambia: Policy Makers, Regulatory Agencies Brainstorm On ‘Halal’ Foods

| 18/06/2015 | Reply
Gambia: Policy Makers, Regulatory Agencies Brainstorm On ‘Halal’ Foods

It aims to sensitise and improve the overall understanding of ‘Halal’ issues, current trends in global ‘Halal’ trade and its importance within the context of OIC.

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EU Report on Consumer Information about Stunning

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
EU Report on Consumer Information about Stunning

Covering 13,500 respondents (500 from each of the EU-27 member states), the report attempted to ascertain if meat products need labelling information on the method of slaughter, primarily whether stunned or un-stunned.

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Unveiling Key Topics and Speakers in World Halal Summit 2015

| 27/03/2015 | Reply
Unveiling Key Topics and Speakers in World Halal Summit 2015

12th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), and six focused forums – is scheduled to be held from 30th March to 4th April 2015 at the KLCC in Malaysia.

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Halal for Everyone? Better think again!

| 25/03/2015 | Reply
Halal for Everyone? Better think again!

New research shows a massive 92% of non-Muslims are negatively affected towards Halal by news stories such as Charlie Hebdo or ISIS. There seems to be a direct link in most people’s minds between these atrocities, and eating or purchasing Halal food.

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Want to know what people think about Halal? Then ask them!

| 24/03/2015 | Reply
Want to know what people think about Halal? Then ask them!

New research finding, the results from a joint project between London-based niche research specialists Ethnic Focus, and online Halal news site HalalFocus.com demonstrate the yawning gaps in perception around Halal market issues.

7,000 respondents, spread evenly between men and women from 7 Muslim majority (Bangladesh, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey and UAE) and 7 Muslim minority countries (Denmark, France, Germany, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA) were asked a series of 10 questions to gauge their basic attitudes towards Halal.

Unlike some past exercises, respondents were asked questions such as, “Is your view of Halal products and services affected by news stories such as Charlie Hebdo, or ISIS?” and “How much do you think these news stories are biased against Islam?”. The answers, to say the least, are revealing.

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They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

| 06/02/2015 | Reply
They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

Booking a Halal meal on your next flight? The new European commission on counter-terrorism will be taking notice, and keeping records for 5 years.

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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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Opinion: The perception problem of halal

| 26/01/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The perception problem of halal

If you do not address a provocative rumour, does it become a reality? Can an agenda-driven small vocal minority with social media savvy derail a trillion-dollar industry?

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Brunei firms eye Oman to expand beyond S E Asia

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
Brunei firms eye Oman to expand beyond S E Asia

“Oman is a very important platform for companies in Brunei to reach to other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries and also Africa.”

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