Technology Innovations for Singapore Food Security

Technology Innovations for Singapore Food Security

14 September 2019

10:00AM - 10:45AM

45mins

Genexis Theatre, Connexis Tower, Level 5


Food security is a key national priority by many governments around the world. Singapore’s vulnerability is compounded by our high dependency on imported food and our limited land and sea space for food production. Technological innovations, from modern farming technology to reducing food wastage through novel processing technology, are needed for our current food industry so as to ensure Singapore’s access to safe and nutritious food at affordable prices. NTU FST research focuses on developing platform technologies for food tech innovations (food waste valorisation, green processing technology, natural food preservatives among others). Such innovations have attracted significant interest and investment from food industry, government agencies, non-governmental organisations and the media.

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Speaker

Prof Chen Wei Ning, William

Prof Chen Wei Ning, William

The Michael Fam Chair Professor in Food Science & Technology
Director of NTU Food Science & Technology Programme

Professor William Chen is the Michael Fam Chair Professor in Food Science and Technology, and Director of NTU Food Science & Technology Programme (NTU FST). Established since 2014, the NTU FST Programme has now evolved into an integrated Education – Research – Innovation platform. His research focuses on platform technologies for food tech innovations (food waste valorisation, green processing technology, natural food preservatives among others). Such innovations have attracted significant interest and investment from food industry, government agencies including the recent opening of the F&N-NTU Innovation Lab. Professor Chen has been regularly interviewed by the media for his views on matters related to future food technology and food security.