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Oman oyster project cuts mortality to 1%

08-Oct-2015 - An aquaculture project at Oman’s Almouj Marina has produced high-quality oysters with almost zero mortality, as researchers plan to refine the shellfish and ramp up production.

Middle Eastern nutraceutical market to break $9bn in 2015

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) nutraceuticals market will be worth US$9.1bn this year, with growth set to accelerate up to 2020, according to a new report from Future Market Insights.

Egyptian acquisitions on a roll as Rashidi El Mizan and Mass Foods see bids

KSA’s Halwani Brothers has made a bid to buy Egyptian sweet-maker Rashidi El Mizan, while Kellogg snaps up cereal maker Mass Food for US$50m.

Report slashes Halal growth forecast

Thompson Reuters has cut its growth forecast for the global Halal food market, saying the market will grow to just under US$1.6tn by 2020, instead of 2018 as predicted last year.

Drive for regional food security lessening, says SOAS professor

Food security has become less urgent for Middle East states, but many are still pursuing “macro food sovereignty” policies to ensure long-term supply, according to a SOAS academic.

Linpac plants flag in KSA with packaging joint venture

Packaging supplier Linpac will set up a joint venture PET thermoforming facility in Saudi Arabia, in partnership with Zultec Group, the firms announced.

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