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Archive for October, 2012

America’s Halal Industry – Is it time for regulation?

18/10/2012 0 Comments
America’s Halal Industry – Is it time for regulation?

The growth of the Halal market has become a global phenomenon. With the majority of the Muslim world dependent on food imports to meet their needs, countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Brazil have long been established as major suppliers to the halal market. Currently the USA lags behind these leaders in both sales […]

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Halal in Europe – Coming of Age

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Halal in Europe – Coming of Age

A series of recent events relating to the Halal market in Europe all point to the fact that the Halal sector is really starting to come of age. Along with the opportunities that accompany any coming of age, there are also the inevitable responsibilities to be shouldered and dilemmas to be resolved. The European picture […]

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The Changing of the Guard

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The Changing of the Guard

If you look closely, sometimes you can see the hands of the clock moving. That definitive click of the hands does not bring about immediate change, but it indicates that we have moved, irrevocably, from one hour to the next. As the dust settles on the recent London riots that filled our screens and pages, […]

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If it is not ethical, can it really be Halal?

18/10/2012 0 Comments
If it is not ethical, can it really be Halal?

As you can probably imagine, at HalalFocus we hear all kinds of stories…good, bad and ugly. In general, our approach has been to stay away from the bad and the ugly; there is plenty of that everywhere else, and we try and stay positive. It is so easy to be critical of everyone who is […]

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It’s Halal…but is it humane?

13/10/2012 0 Comments
It’s Halal…but is it humane?

“There is not an animal on earth, nor a bird that flies on its wings, but they are communities like you…” (Qur’an 6:38) Over 10 billion animals are killed for food every year in the USA. The majority of them do not lead natural lives; they are raised, killed and processed with more of an […]

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