Feeding A City

When a global pandemic hits a culinary paradise, one small island must confront a serious issue. How will Singapore grow and sustain its food supply into the future? FEEDING A CITY looks at how a diverse group of food warriors – scientists; farmers; entrepreneurs and policymakers – are coming together to find solutions to expand Singapore’s fight for food resilience. We traverse farmlands, go inside factories, visit importers, and tackle food waste to bring together the big picture of Singapore’s survival story.  What does it take to keep a city of 5.6 million people fed?

 

Genre: Food, Current Affairs, Factual
Language: English
Year: 2020

Duration: 2 Episodes x 60 Minutes
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Show Format: HD

Episodes

Episode 1 – Eating In
Singapore has over 200 farms that produce some 10% of our food supply.  Behind the scenes, farmers; entrepreneurs and scientists are working against the odds to produce not just more kinds of food, but better and more nutritious options.

In this episode, we explore how food warriors in a highly urbanised environment must overcome inherent challenges to build up the city’s nascent agritech industry.  What drives them to do this and will they succeed?

Trekking through egg, vegetable and fish farms, we reveal the technology and people behind our homegrown production, and look at the passionate entrepreneurs creating new, innovative foods.

Episode 2 – Eating Out
With limited land and resources, Singapore imports 90% of all its food.  But disruptions to the global supply chain could lead to shortages; price hikes and panic buying.

In this episode, we look at what it takes to keep the country’s billion dollar food import industry running smoothly. Day after day, an army of people bring in a wide variety of meat; fruits; vegetables; seafood and other products for our eating pleasure.

With such diverse choices available, we turn to the hidden threat undermining our food supply efforts.  Why does Singapore struggle with food waste and what are the implications for our food security?