Added by on 2019-09-12

Singapore has only 1% of its land available for agriculture, so it imports 90% of its food requirements. The government is looking to curb this dependence on outside food sources under a programme titled ‘30 by 30,’ which aims to allow Singapore to grow 30% of its produce by the year 2030. Local vertical farms like Sustenir are at the forefront of bringing about this change. VICE visits the sustainable start-up to understand the future of food. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to VICE Asia: https://bit.ly/2LhqAR9 Connect with VICE Asia: Check out our full video catalog: https://bit.ly/2P3Y0pv Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com/en_asia More videos from the VICE network: https://fb.com/viceasia/videos/ Like VICE Asia on Facebook: http://fb.com/viceasia Follow VICE Asia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/viceasia Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/viceasia/ Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsUS city adopts eco-friendly ‘vertical farming’Vertical Farming in Kakaako – Kerry KakazuVertical farming solution to Global Water CrisisDickson Despommier On Vertical FarmingEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodFarmer Suicides and the Global food crisis: A Story not told | Devinder Sharma | TEDxRGNUL

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20 Comments

  • Marcius55555 1 month ago

    Wow. One of the best ads i'v seen in a long time! Gj

  • Kristan de Leon 1 month ago

    This is wow!

  • Nick Peterson 1 month ago

    Did anyone see how much that bag of kale was compared to the others. It was a 7 and the others were a 2.

  • Molly M 1 month ago

    SO MUCH PLASTIC!! And you talk about sustainability

  • Kai Schmid 1 month ago

    Great project, but you can not compare this kind of farming with traditional farming. If the average population would pay 7 Singapore dollars for a salat, organic outdoor farmers can also do that and are much more sustainable.

  • It saves water but not the electricity. Power usage is a challenge.

  • M Arifin D 1 month ago

    I though Shawn Mendes was in Japan, but actually he is in Singapore doing farm stuff, new music about Kale-nyorita coming soon.

  • Adhesive Wombat 1 month ago

    CO2 label on the product please

  • Federic 1 month ago

    where I can find more info about the program ‘30 by 30’

  • Heads Up 1 month ago

    Magnetism will help the plants grow

  • Phillip Thomas 1 month ago

    This has its place. Singapore must lack the land for cultivating out of the ground. But if land is local and available, grow what grows there. Buy what grows there. Eat what grows there. Don't advocate fixing what isn't broke.

  • Lowell Cimafranca 1 month ago
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  • Mi, Amor 1 month ago

    How does one get involved? Or learn etc

  • Melissa Menchaca 1 month ago

    I’m studying Sustainability so this was a great jumping off point . Thanks Vice!

  • Chuck Norris 1 month ago

    This is almost great, still a shit ton of plastic being used from the grow op to individual packaging.

  • tangobayus 1 month ago

    This picture shows the problem with some of these schemes: The gloves, mask, and hair net indicate that they have created a disease-prone environment for plants that have survived outdoors for millions of years.

  • JÄEGER Laura 1 month ago

    THIs. Governments of the world do this give each and every farmer a scientist or someone that understands, the tools to grow in small spaces <3 wouldnt that been nice

  • Martin Růžička 1 month ago

    Sorry guys, this is not sustainable. The electricity comes from fossil fuels.

  • jhunt5578 1 month ago

    You just need some biofuel, ground source, renewable type fuel for this system and it's perfect.