25 May 15 | The Straits Times by JESSICA LIM CONSUMER CORRESPONDENT
THE go-local food movement here has found more supporters. Demand for vegetables and eggs farmed in Singapore is seeing healthy growth, despite the produce being pricier.
New Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) figures show that 10,848 tonnes of leafy vegetables, such as cai xin and kang kong, consumed here last year were home-grown, up from 9,300 tonnes in 2010.
In terms of proportion, the...
25 May 15 | The Straits Times
THE National Parks Board has been doing a good job in making Singapore a Garden City.
Singapore has spent millions to plant and maintain various types of greenery, but does not reap much economic benefit from these efforts.
The Government should channel portions of this expenditure and make more productive use of available "spare" land, by bringing back and promoting agriculture.
Instead of just...
18 May 15 | The Straits Times by SAMANTHA BOH
RAW pork from Malaysia is back in markets here, marking the end of a more-than-decade-long import ban on the product.
The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) recently approved the import of frozen pork from a slaughterhouse in Sarawak.
The first consignment arrived here in February and, as of last month, about 9 tonnes of frozen pork products have been imported from there.
The ban on the...