Food security: Target consumers to embrace local food

A farmer from social enterprise Edible Garden City. Education is key: Locally-grown foods are as good as and sometimes better than imports because they are fresher, will result in less food wastage during transportation and storage, and therefore hav
A farmer from social enterprise Edible Garden City. Education is key: Locally-grown foods are as good as and sometimes better than imports because they are fresher, will result in less food wastage during transportation and storage, and therefore have a smaller carbon footprint. ST PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN
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Can you imagine consuming seafood that's grown in the lab, instead of the ocean? Or eating a juicy 3D-printed meat patty that no animal had to be harmed for?

As alternative food sources begin to enter Singapore's markets - Impossible Burgers made of plant-based substitutes recently landed here - the launch next month of new food regulator Singapore Food Agency (SFA) cannot be more timely.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2019, with the headline Food security: Target consumers to embrace local food. Subscribe