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Commodity Speculation: Banking on the Hungry Poor

13/05/2015 0 Comments
Commodity Speculation: Banking on the Hungry Poor

According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, its Food Price Index in February 2011 rose for the seventh month in a row to reach 231, topping the peak of 224 last seen in June 2008. It is the highest level the index has reached since records began in 1990. In 2008, many governments around […]

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Halal Food: Can Dubai Really Change the Menu

17/09/2013 0 Comments
Halal Food: Can Dubai Really Change the Menu

It is a $685 billion market that cuts across geographic, cultural and even religious boundaries. Can Dubai step in and change the rules of the game? At a Halal market conference a few years ago, I overheard the comment, “We do the killing and the eating…and in between everyone else is getting rich.” In a […]

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The Porkgate Opportunity

04/02/2013 0 Comments
The Porkgate Opportunity

The recent pork DNA scandal involving the manufacturer (McColgan Quality Foods) the distributor (3663) and the Halal certification agency (Halal Food Authority)…not forgetting the Ministry of Justice and various inmates…actually highlights an opportunity. To cut straight to the chase, this kind of incident was just waiting to happen. And is still waiting to happen again […]

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Halal At The Crossroads

01/01/2013 0 Comments
Halal At The Crossroads

A couple of years ago, at a large convention, the speaker was reflecting on the successes of the American Muslim community, with our many mosques, schools and centres. To build on this success, we were encouraged to build more mosques, schools and community centres. Now, while one cannot disagree with this noble aspiration, I could […]

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Halal Market Dynamics – an analysis

17/12/2012 0 Comments
Halal Market Dynamics – an analysis

This is a 15 page PDF document by Senior Analyst Abdalhamid Evans that you may download here

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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

18/10/2012 0 Comments
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

18/10/2012 0 Comments
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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