28 Mar '16, 9am

[Mothership] The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority is the reason we all haven’t starved or been poisoned to death https://t.co/VEVz7YyBmp…

If you’re reading this article in Singapore on your mobile phone, laptop or tablet, congratulations: You have not starved or been poisoned to death. And you have the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) to thank for the abundance of food that has been held to high safety standards. According to this article in The Diplomat (published in September 2015 but trending again on Facebook in March 2016), Singapore has been ranked the second-most food secure country in the world in 2015 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). This is way ahead of major food-producing big countries like Malaysia (34), Brazil (36) and Australia (9) and only just behind the United States. And as a massive importer of food, where almost 90 per cent of what we put into our mouths comes from overseas — as less than 1 percent of our land area is used for agriculture — Singapore ranks 1st, 11th and ...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/03/the-agri-food-and-veterinary...

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