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How Singapore is serving up sustainable future-ready foods

It is investing in R&D and working with tech start-ups to turn innovative ideas into reality.

In 2020, Singapore became the first country in the world to approve the sale of a cultured meat product - bite-sized chicken from Eat Just. PHOTO: EAT JUST
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SINGAPORE - 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 as traditional ice cream made with cow's milk. In fact, if I had been asked to take a blind taste test, I might not have been able to tell the two apart.

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