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With farms atop malls, Singapore gets serious about food security

Asia Pacific Jan 11, 2019

With farms atop malls, Singapore gets serious about food security

Visitors to Singapore's Orchard Road, the city's main shopping belt, will find fancy malls, trendy department stores, abundant food courts — and a small farm. Comcrop's 600-square-meter (6,450-square-foot) farm on the roof of one of the malls uses vertical racks and hydroponics to grow leafy ...

'Smart crops' replacing rice as Asian wealth and health grow

Asia Pacific Jun 1, 2018

'Smart crops' replacing rice as Asian wealth and health grow

Lunchtime in Taipei's Ximending district is a test of wills and patience as tourists and locals jostle at restaurants and street stalls to choose from steamed and fried dumplings, flat and thin noodles, stuffed pancakes, grilled foods and desserts. In this foodie haven, one item ...