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Goal to grow local agriculture sector may not succeed, says IPS conference panellist

The push to grow the local agriculture sector “may not probably succeed”, said a local researcher at IPS’ Singapore Perspectives conference on Mon. Dr Harvey Neo, a senior fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities…

US alumni use plastic and glass waste to make floating garden of edible plants

Mr Ibnur Rashad had been figuring out how to build a chinampa — also known as a “floating island”, a Mexican farming technique that allows plants to grow in shallow waters — when an encounter with a woman…

Singapore’s agri-tech sector will add 4,700 jobs by 2030; new scheme launched to retrain mid-career workers for industry

Singapore’s high-tech agriculture sector is tipped to create about 4,700 jobs by 2030, with 7 in 10 roles for PMETs or skilled labourers. And 100 job seekers are expected to make the switch into agri-tech in the next…

New high-tech trout farm to boost Singapore’s current annual farmed fish output by about 25%

A high-tech farm cultivating trout is set to begin operating in Neo Tiew next year. The farm will be capable of producing about 1,200 tonnes of rainbow trout annually, boosting Singapore’s supply of locally farmed fish, Blue Aqua…

Affected Bah Soon Pah plant nurseries and farms to get lease extension until May 31

Plant nursery and farm tenants in Bah Soon Pah Road, in Yishun, who originally had to vacate their plots by Dec 31 last year will now have until May 31 to do so. This will give them time…

Place for both traditional and alternative proteins

I agree that the process of slaughtering animals for food could be made more humane, and I appreciate the good intentions behind Mr Mohan Tamilmaran’s meat tax proposal. However, I remain heavily sceptical of man-made meat substitutes. First,…

Urban farms where you least expect them – at bus stops

Singapore plans to produce 30 per cent of our nutritional needs locally and sustainably by 2030, but not many Singaporeans know much about the high-tech farms that produce them. A new campaign by sovereign wealth fund GIC to…

How Singapore is serving up sustainable future-ready foods

About a year ago, I sampled an ice cream that contained no animal milk, but used dairy proteins brewed from microflora, a type of microorganism. And it was surprisingly pleasing to the palate, with the same creamy texture…

Bold and brilliant bet on making meat from plants

Rapid economic growth over the past decades has triggered an unprecedented surge in demand for protein-dense foods at a time of diminishing natural resources. In the coming decades, Asia’s appetite for conventional meat and seafood has been projected…

Small local farmers need more support to survive

We thank Mr Tio Boey for his suggestions on supporting local farms. Singapore is a city state with limited space. Since Aug 2017, SFA has been tendering new farmland to enable farmers affected by redevelopment plans to continue…

Edible garden in pre-schools, migrant worker domitories among 42 eco projects to receive funding

Projects to create edible gardens at pre-schools and migrant worker dormitories were among 42 projects that have been awarded funding under a new category of the S$50 million SG Eco Fund that caters to smaller community projects. Some…

Consider meat tax to make diets here more sustainable

It is heartening to know that the Singapore Green Plan 2030 includes various initiatives for combating the climate crisis. However, more emphasis should be given to measures to tackle an issue that is disastrous for the environment –…

Several nurseries in Yishun face uncertain future as lease expiry nears

Four of the nine nursery and farm tenants in Bah Soon Pah Road in Yishun have only a few days left to find new homes, as their tenancies expire at the end of the year. The land that…

Small local farmers need more support to survive

It is critical to give local smaller-scale farmers and start-ups a fair chance without being priced out by larger foreign players who may have much more capital to bid for land parcels and construct infrastructure, and bring with…

NTU scientists develop plant-based ingredient to replace eggs and dairy in mayonnaise

Finicky food lovers may soon not have to skip the mayo. Mayonnaise made entirely from plant-based ingredients – but richer in protein and antioxidants compared with the conventional product – could become a reality here. Scientists at NTU…

Seven bus stops transformed into urban farms; all vegetables to be donated to local charity kitchen

Seven bus stops in Singapore have been transformed into urban farms and are expected to produce more than 100kg of fresh produce for a local charity kitchen by mid-January, GIC said on Fri. The initiative is a partnership…

NUS offers new alternative protein module to boost talent in agri-tech sector

With the growing agri-tech sector in Singapore set to become a source of green jobs in the years ahead, universities here are starting to offer courses in the novel protein space to ensure a steady pipeline of talent…

Will changing what we eat help save the planet?

Since getting married and moving into her new home with her husband, Ms Noor Hanisah has been making efforts to reduce how much meat she eats. She is in charge of the cooking and prepares vegetarian meals most…

A lot going for plant-based food; now to get people to switch to it

I applaud Singapore’s efforts to be sustainable in food production, after the country’s first fully automated large-scale production line for plant-based protein products was launched on Wed. Switching from animal-based to plant-based foods can reduce GHG emissions. Plant-based…

New platform launched to drive innovation and collaboration in the agri-food sector

A platform to drive innovation and collaboration among companies in the agri-food sector and to bring more developments from the lab to market was launched on Wed. The Singapore Agri-Food Innovation Lab (Sail), jointly set up by NTU…

First fully automated large-scale production line for plant-based protein launched in S’pore

Singapore’s first fully automated large-scale production line for plant-based protein products was launched on Wed in a specialised food innovation facility in Woodlands. The facility, owned by Growthwell Foods, a local firm that recently shifted its ambitions towards…

Could community gardens play a role in boosting Singapore’s food security?

Singapore’s ‘30-by-30’ food security strategy is under pressure from three global challenges: Climate change, supply chain disruptions induced by Covid-19, and growing global demand for food. Can it produce more food locally, through a “fourth basket” consisting of…

Tech farming bears fruit in Singapore

Just a decade ago, the idea that farming might be a viable career or business in land-scarce Singapore would have seemed laughable. But technology, which enables people to grow crops indoors and to literally reach for the sky…

NUS grad rejected Google job and now builds floating gardens

Mr Muhammad Ibnur Rashad Zainal Abidin started an innovation lab for social and environmental good with just $7,000 in seed funds, despite getting a job offer from Google in 2011. Ten years later, the 35-year-old Singaporean has since…

Tiong Bahru community garden’s produce all go to estate residents in first of its kind

In a first of its kind, all of the produce from a community garden in Tiong Bahru will be distributed to residents in the estate. The Giving Garden @ Kim Tian West was launched at the rooftop of the multi-storey…

Revamping aquaculture farming with innovation and technology

Traditional methods of farming have been fairly effective in supplying the world with food. But the use of pesticides, fertilisers and toxic chemicals means the industry has also earned a reputation for not always being friendly to the…

Optimising use of sea space part of long-term development planning

We thank Mr Kuet Ee Yoon for his letter and his interest in URA’s Long-Term Plan Review. As with land, there are diverse and competing needs for the use of our sea space. There are also technical considerations…

Agri-tech precinct with plant, fish, poultry facilities among ideas raised for Lim Chu Kang area

Lim Chu Kang’s future as an agriculture-technology precinct could see it co-locating farmers, researchers and other experts and plant, fish and poultry shared facilities. Alternatively, facilities like R&D spaces and recreational and educational services for the general public…

Chocolate grown in Singapore? Dessert chef Janice Wong is planting 1,000 cacao trees here

If everything goes the way dessert chef Janice Wong has systematically and meticulously planned, Singapore just might be churning out homegrown chocolate by 2023. And by that we literally mean everything’s from our Garden City – including the…

Review development potential of Singapore’s limited sea space

I am very impressed by the strategic thinking and action by URA in phase two of its public engagement exercise, part of a review of its long-term plans. Could the relevant authorities conduct a similar review for Singapore’s…

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