Bulletin of Meat and Meat Products, no.59, pp.17-22, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
This article highlights the principals related to authority, validity, production and marketing value of Halal food, meat in particular, and further addresses the bioactive properties of Halal beef products. From 1990 to 2010, the global Muslim population increased at an average annual rate of 2.2%. By 2030, 79 countries will have a million or more Muslim inhabitants, up from 72 countries
today. If current trends continue, it is forecasted that the Muslim population will cover 27% [1-3] of the world's total projected population of 8.5 billion in 2030, up from 23.4% in 2010. Muslim population projected in 2030 in both the US and the UK to be 6.2 and 5.6 million, respectively. In Europe, the Muslim share of the population is expected to grow by nearly 8% in 2030. Islam is a minority religion in Japan where the demographic estimates range from between 125,000 to 171,000 Muslim residents
in 2010 (10% being Japanese), while there were only 30,000 Muslims in 1982. Today there are some 60 Muslim communities alive in Japan, 40 of them non-Japanese . The Muslim population in some in the globe could be increased to 2.15 billion by 2020 (Table 1). However, this predicted figure and scenario of growth in Muslim population could be an increase or decrease according to new projections and demographic shifts caused by wars, humanitarian crises, and immigration.