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UAE: ‘Halal wine’ with 24-carat edible gold leaf released

| 01/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: ‘Halal wine’ with 24-carat edible gold leaf released

The “Lussory” wine is said to be completely halal because it contains no alcohol. The company says there has been “great demand” for the halal wine.

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No Burkinis! Morocco hotels ban ‘halal’ suit

| 27/08/2014 | Reply
No Burkinis! Morocco hotels ban ‘halal’ suit

Some private pools in Morocco’s tourism hot spots have banned women from wearing burkinis, sometimes described as halal swim-suits, which cover the body and head.

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Turkey Could Earn Billions from The Halal Tourism Market

| 24/07/2014 | Reply
Turkey Could Earn Billions from The Halal Tourism Market

Turkey has emerged as a top European destination which Muslims from Middle East and Far East would like to visit for their next holiday.

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Opinion: Insights from global Halal brand expert

| 21/07/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Insights from global Halal brand expert

An interview with Dr. Jonathan A.J. Wilson on he has established himself as one of the world’s leading brand experts on the halal industry.

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Organic food’s dirty secret: What the “seductive” label fails to tell you

| 20/07/2014 | Reply
Organic food’s dirty secret: What the “seductive” label fails to tell you

Organic certification has the same set of challenges as the Halal sector: conflicts of interest, lack of clarity and transparency.

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Introducing Your Next Healthy Food Trend: Halal And Kosher

| 16/07/2014 | Reply
Introducing Your Next Healthy Food Trend: Halal And Kosher

Not a Jew or a Muslim?…not a problem. Fast Company magazine looks at the growing trend of these foods in the USA, and how they are both going mainstream among ethically-minded customers.

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Halal food takes center stage in Singapore restaurant scene

| 12/07/2014 | Reply
Halal food takes center stage in Singapore restaurant scene

Most major fast food chains have been halal certified since the 1990s, but there is also an increasing offer of local halal fast food stalls in amusement parks.

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DKNY Launches First Ever Ramadan Fashion Line

| 09/07/2014 | Reply
DKNY Launches First Ever Ramadan Fashion Line

With its eye on the one billion strong Muslim consumer market, the fashion label DKNY has just unveiled its first Ramadan-themed collection for the Middle East.

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Spain: Europe to host first-ever international conference on halal tourism

| 23/06/2014 | Reply
Spain: Europe to host first-ever international conference on halal tourism

The event aims to equip delegates with market intelligence, industry forecasts and trends to understand how to market to the Muslim consumer and benefit commercially.

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Opinion: The Muslim Pound

| 21/06/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The Muslim Pound

Evan Davis, Radio 4, talks to entrepreneurs who work with Muslim consumers and asks them how much can established companies learn from them.

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UAE: University of Dubai evaluates progress of new premises

| 19/06/2014 | Reply
UAE: University of Dubai evaluates progress of new premises

The education system must enable students to realize Islamic economy concepts in order to achieve Dubai’s strategy for the development of Islamic economy.

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UK: Ethical, organic, safe: the other side of Halal food

| 18/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Ethical, organic, safe: the other side of Halal food

Many halal meat producers too often mirror the pitfalls of the mass food industry: expediency and cheapness rather than natural methods of farming and raising animals.

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UK: Multiples’ drive into Halal meat market shows growing importance of ethnic shoppers

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Multiples’ drive into Halal meat market shows growing importance of ethnic shoppers

Food shopping in the community is split between the major multiples and discounters and specialist ethnic outlets for ethnic foods and Halal meat.

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Opinion: Fashion’s Missed Muslim Market Opportunity

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Fashion’s Missed Muslim Market Opportunity

Socio-economic and political developments, aided by the connectivity of the Internet, have galvanised a newly emergent Muslim consumer demographic.

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Opinion: Now ‘Muslim Michael Jackson’ comes with a halal certified film

| 08/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Now ‘Muslim Michael Jackson’ comes with a halal certified film

Reacting to the world they see around them, a new generation of young, modern Muslims are carving out new ways to entertain themselves – yet remain loyal to their faith.

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Korean food makers zero in on halal market

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
Korean food makers zero in on halal market

Nongshim, the nation’s largest noodle maker, has spearheaded the trend. They gained halal accreditation from Malaysian institute Jakim, last year.

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UK: Amazon set to expand fresh online sales

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Amazon set to expand fresh online sales

Online retail giant Amazon is poised to deliver “a fresh approach” to the UK grocery market, with online sales of fresh, chilled, frozen and ambient food products delivered direct to customers, predicted Charles Wilson, Booker chief executive.

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Opinion: Halal labeling: The next gold mine?

| 01/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal labeling: The next gold mine?

The worldwide food industry is paying attention to detail to fulfill Muslim halal requirements by avoiding some substances or ingredients.

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UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

Genetically modified (GM) food is flooding into the UK through the back door with many consumers unaware.

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USA: Amendment to ensure Halal food supplies for the poor

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
USA: Amendment to ensure Halal food supplies for the poor

With food insecurity in New York reaching disturbing, historic highs and food banks facing extreme shortages of Halal meals many families risk hunger and malnutrition.

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