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Saudi and UAE put spotlight on organic products

'Organic farming is lacking sufficient investment'

16-Dec-2014 - Authorities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE say they are increasing inspections of organic products, both imported and home-grown, in order to protect consumers.

Mars spends $140m on GCC factories expansion

Chocolate maker Mars has invested a total of US$140m in new manufacturing facilities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE to increase production of its Galaxy and Snickers lines.

Saudi $52m donation helps WFP resume Syria food aid

The World Food Programme (WFP) has restarted its support for 1.7m Syrian refugees following a US$52m donation from Saudi Arabia, along with funds from other governments and donors.

Oman plans $600m PET packaging factory

Oman’s Ompet is set to open a new US$600m PET beverage packaging factory, capable of producing 250,000 tonnes of bottles a year, by 2016.

Billionaire Al Amoudi injects $100m into Ethiopian rice farm

Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi has revealed plans to pump US$100m into his stalled 15,000-hecatare Ethiopian rice farm project, as part of a US$500m investment plan.

Egypt launches $350m domestic grain storage revamp project

Egypt is revamping 93 of its regional wheat storage facilities to cut wastage and improve efficiency, as part of an estimated US$350m development plan.

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