Food supply disruptions regrettable, but S'pore has been building buffer, diversifying sources: PM Lee

27/5/2022 12:54:00 PM

Food supply disruptions regrettable, but S'pore has been building buffer, diversifying sources: PM Lee

Food supply disruptions regrettable, but S'pore has been building buffer, diversifying sources: PM Lee

TOKYO - It is regrettable but not surprising that Singapore is affected by disruptions in the food supply chain due to the Ukraine war and

Police warn of fake news of PM Lee endorsing crypto investments PM Lee recalled how, in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, supply chain disruptions meant masks and personal protective equipment or PPE were in short supply.met his Malaysian counterpart Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Wednesday (May 25).met his Malaysian counterpart Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Wednesday (May 25).Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and U.

Some countries scrambled to meet their own needs by interdicting and requisitioning supplies which would be manufactured in their own country, or sometimes even when transiting in the country.Seeking redress at the World Trade Organisation is an option if there are violations of global trading rules, but PM Lee said this was a lengthy process.Bernama News Agency cited Datuk Seri Ismail as saying that the two leaders discussed their bilateral retreat that Singapore will be hosting this year, with the proposed dates to be in late September or early October.In the current situation, the immediate urgency is to secure the supply of food.Both leaders will be speaking at the 27th Nikkei International Conference on The Future of Asia on Thursday."The answer is not what we do now, but what we have been doing now for several years, which has been to build up our buffer stocks and resiliency and diversify our sources," PM Lee said.On Wednesday, PM Lee also visited the teamLab Borderless digital art museum in Tokyo's Odaiba district, ahead of its closure in August."So that (when) any single source is interrupted, we are not unduly affected and if you can't buy chicken from one place, you can buy from other countries.“In Japan and South Korea, sensitive issues are being raised publicly, including whether to allow nuclear weapons to be deployed on their soil, or even go a step further and build capabilities to develop such weapons,” Lee said.

This time it is chicken, next time it may be something else.In a Facebook post, Mr Lee noted that many Singaporeans would be familiar with teamLab's distinctive digital installations, with their work having been featured in the Future World exhibit at the ArtScience Museum and the Story of the Forest exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.In a Facebook post, Mr Lee noted that many Singaporeans would be familiar with teamLab's distinctive digital installations, with their work having been featured in the Future World exhibit at the ArtScience Museum and the Story of the Forest exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.We have to be prepared for this," he added.Singapore imports over 90 per cent of its food, and diversification is a key strategy to ensure a supply of safe food.He will begin a five-year appointment as chief conductor in September next year.While Malaysia is the main source of fresh chicken, it accounted for 34 per cent of the Republic's chicken supply last year, with the rest imported from Brazil, the United States and other countries.Mr Lee also had dinner with members of the Japan-Singapore Parliamentary Friendship League (JSPFL) , which was formed in 1997 to promote bilateral engagement between the two parliaments.On Thursday (May 26), Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Desmond Tan said there is adequate supply of chicken in Singapore , and urged people to refrain from panic buying.The current JSPFL chairman is former Japanese foreign and defence minister Taro Kono, who worked in Singapore in 1993 in the private sector.In a joint press conference on Saturday following talks with Biden, South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol said the US president “affirmed the ironclad US commitment to the defence of the Republic of Korea and substantive extended deterrence”.

Supermarket chain FairPrice also said it had a stockpile of frozen chicken that can last about four months, with another two months of supply on the way.As for sugar, importers said Singapore is not likely to be affected by India's export curbs.He now serves as the honorary chairman of the Japan Durian Promotion Association.He now serves as the honorary chairman of the Japan Durian Promotion Association.On Friday (May 27), a Singapore Food Agency spokesman said sugar is imported from over 40 countries, including Australia, India, Malaysia and Thailand.The spokesman added that should there be a disruption to any one source, it would work with importers to tap on alternative sources to keep supply stable."I'm glad that Singaporeans will soon be able to make their own connections as Japan progressively reopens its borders to small group tours," he said.PM Lee said inflation and cost of living are pressing issues in a very unsettled world, but cautioned:"In the scheme of things, many more disruptive things can happen than just some price adjustments.Embed Facebook Facebook Many Singaporeans would be familiar with the distinctive digital installations of teamLab / チームラボ.“If US-China relations continue on this path, it will lead to a further bifurcation of technology and splitting of supply chains or even worse unintended consequences.

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