Israel

Start-up stint offers NUS grad food for thought

Ms Lim Jie Ai also interned at sustainable food start-up Flying Spark, which seeks to offer protein powders from the fruit fly larvae as a healthier and sustainable alternative to animal protein.
Ms Lim Jie Ai also interned at sustainable food start-up Flying Spark, which seeks to offer protein powders from the fruit fly larvae as a healthier and sustainable alternative to animal protein.PHOTO: EITAN VAXMAN

When Ms Lim Jie Ai was offered an internship in Israel last January, she jumped at the opportunity.

"Israel is known to be a start-up nation and technological hub. I wanted to see what it was that makes them tick," said the 25-year-old, who graduated from the National University of Singapore's (NUS) food science and technology programme this month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2018, with the headline 'Start-up stint offers NUS grad food for thought'. Print Edition | Subscribe