Study examines issue of food insecurity in Singapore

Some go hungry because they lack money or are too frail to leave home to buy food

Some people said they were too frail to get out of their homes to buy food or could not get someone else to do it for them. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
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Despite being ranked the fourth most-secure food nation in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit last year, researchers have found that there are people here who struggle to get access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food.

In speaking to 236 people and 35 food support organisations last year, researchers from the Lien Centre for Social Innovation found that these people may go hungry due to various constraints.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2018, with the headline Study examines issue of food insecurity in Singapore. Subscribe