22-Mar-2017 - Seventeen million Yemenis face “crisis” levels of food insecurity, according to the latest United Nations humanitarian analysis of their war-ravaged country.
Increasing the shelf life of halal products is the single factor that could help Japanese firms boost sales to the Middle East, and in turn help meet the government’s 1 trillion yen target for food exports by 2019.
Dubai’s municipal authorities will soon begin to apply updated nutrition guidelines in school canteens to encourage healthier choices, while Abu Dhabi is engaging a task force to wage war on over-nutrition.
A media report has revealed that Syria’s state grain buyer has agreed to purchase 1.2m tonnes of Russian wheat.
A UAE-based food packaging materials company is planning to invest US$62m in a manufacturing plant in Britain, which will also function as its new head office for the UK and Europe.
The head of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has called for an “urgent and massive response” to the problem of critically low water reserves in the Middle East and North Africa.