The halal industry is set to dominate many sectors in different industries. The most prevalent being the global food industry. The number of the Muslim population around the world makes up 23% and that number is expected to catapult in the span of 3 years. According to the Global Halal Food Market Report the halal food market is currently worth an estimated amount of $667 million.
As a result of the continuous increase of Muslims all around the world, players in the food industry have had to step up their game and cater to the Muslims and meet their demands of halal food. Muslims are required to consume halal food because their spirituality is highly related to what they consume on a daily basis. A clean diet equates a cleaner sense of self and spirituality—ensuring that Muslims pay the utmost attention to their diets.
Additionally, halal food doesn’t only appeal to the Muslim population but also has sparked interest among consumers that prefer a more ethical way of food processing. An example would be that some non-Muslim consumers find halal food to be more in line with their moral beliefs such as a more humane treatment of slaughter animals and a generally cleaner process. The increase in halal food also benefits the Jewish society that may find ease in the easily accessible source of halal food all around the world—if chosen correctly, can be the perfect substitute to kosher food.
An increase in the production of halal food around the world also aids the tourism industry of a country. A rise in availability of halal food will result in a skyrocketed amount of Muslim tourists that enter the country, adding to the health of the tourism industry. In an attempt to improve a country’s tourism scene, countries should definitely take a step towards making halal food more accessible to the public. Countries like Australia are famous for its array of halal food scattered all around the land down under, positively impacting the country’s tourism industry.
There are so many reasons why the world should start paying attention to halal food and there are so many fruitful benefits that countries may gain by broadening the range of halal food offered in their supermarkets. With the rapidly increasing number of Muslims all around the world, it would be silly not to do so.