Conversations on Sustainable Singapore (Food Security)

June 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Insights, Publications

Conversations on Sustainable Singapore (Food Security) cover Together with Nature Society (Singapore) and SMU verts, Green Future Solutions co-organised 3 Conversations on Sustainable Singapore, with the objectives to understand people’s thoughts and stories, and to generate constructive and specific suggestions for the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint review conducted by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR).

The Conversations on Sustainable Singapore were held over three sessions and focused on the following topics:

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Waste and the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
  • Food Security (Food Supply and Food Waste)

The third session of the Conversations on Sustainable Singapore: Food Security (Food Supply and Food Waste) was held on 24 May 2014. The discussions and suggestions during the session are compiled in the following report for submission to MEWR as potential inputs for the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint review, and also sent to the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) for their reference and consideration for action.

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Choose Locally Produced Food

August 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Insights

In Singapore, we import most of our food from all over the world, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, China, New Zealand, Australia, US, and Brazil.

According to media reports, local production makes up 7% of leafy vegetables and 4% of fish consumed here, and about 23% of eggs consumed in Singapore are produced locally.

As we import most of our food, we are contributing to more carbon emissions and fuel usage for shipping and transporting food from overseas.

You can choose to buy food that are grown locally such as vegetables and seafood from supermarkets and wet markets. Or you can buy directly from some of the farms at the Kranji Countryside.

By buying local, you are helping to reduce your carbon footprint and support the livelihood of local farmers.