Multi-agency work group to tackle food insecurity, food waste in Singapore

It is first group involving stakeholders from Govt and community groups tackling issues

Singapore generates more than 700,000 tonnes of food waste annually, much of which is still edible - such as fruit and vegetables discarded for their appearance.
Singapore generates more than 700,000 tonnes of food waste annually, much of which is still edible - such as fruit and vegetables discarded for their appearance.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

A new multi-agency work group has been set up to tackle the twin issues of food waste and food insecurity here, The Straits Times has learnt.

This is the first such group involving stakeholders from the Government and community groups to look at possible links between these issues, and to identify ways to address them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 04, 2019, with the headline 'Multi-agency work group to tackle food insecurity, food waste'. Subscribe