The 'egg-onomics' of food security

New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recently created a response and recovery programme to prevent a global food emergency amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This is only one among many telltale signs of society heading towards riskier and potentially more turbulent times, as far as food security is concerned.

Even China, despite its large population, is making a U-turn in its food policy by focusing on domestic self-sufficiency. Unlike China, Singapore lacks land and cannot simply raise domestic output to attain food self-sufficiency. But that does not necessarily mean it is without options.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2020, with the headline The 'egg-onomics' of food security. Subscribe