30 Jun '11, 3pm

Inflation? Grow your own food

Inflation? Grow your own food

SINGAPORE: Future global food demand is expected to increase by some 70 per cent by 2050. That's according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). The organisation said more sustainable farming efforts are needed to feed what is expected to be a nine-billion 2050 population. In addition, with rapidly growing global population, and supply playing catch up, inflationary pressures continue to hang over most rice bowls in Asia. In Singapore, a social enterprise with global backing is looking to help community members come back to their roots, and at the same time combat inflation on a small scale. Singapore is renowned for its greenery, but perhaps not its urban farming. In North West Singapore, however, efforts are under way to get people and corporates to come back down to the ground to plant food and to experience food sustainability. In Singap...

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