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In a world first, cultured chicken meat approved for sale in Singapore

In a world first, cultured chicken meat approved for sale in Singapore

SINGAPORE - The world's first cell-cultured meat product - bite-sized chicken by Californian start-up Eat Just - will soon be available at restaurants here, now that Singapore authorities have deemed it safe for consumption.Cultured meat, which involves making meat products by culturing animal cells instead of by slaughter, is not yet available for sale and consumption anywhere else in the world.The cultured chicken bites will be manufactured in Singapore, said Eat Just chief executive Josh Tetrick."Singapore's regulatory approval of Eat Just's cultured chicken as food... paves the way for...

Dec 2
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First shipments of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Singapore by end-Dec; enough vaccines for all by Q3 2021

First shipments of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Singapore by end-Dec; enough vaccines for all by Q3 2021

SINGAPORE - The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has approved the use of in Singapore, with the first shipment of the vaccine expected to arrive here by the end of this month.Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong revealed this in his address to the nation on Monday (Dec 14), saying: "I am very happy to tell you that after studying the scientific evidence and clinical trial data, the Health Sciences Authority has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for pandemic use."This makes Singapore one of the first countries to obtain this vaccine, he added.Mr Lee said other vaccines are expected to arrive in...

Dec 14
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Covid-19 vaccines will be free for S'poreans; vaccination recommended but voluntary for adults

Covid-19 vaccines will be free for S'poreans; vaccination recommended but voluntary for adults

SINGAPORE - Covid-19 vaccines will be free for all Singaporeans and long-term residents who are currently here, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (Dec 14).Those who are at greatest risk will be given first priority, including healthcare workers and front-line personnel, as well as the elderly and the vulnerable, he said in a televised address."Thereafter, the committee proposes to progressively vaccinate the rest of the population, and to cover everyone who wants a vaccination by the end of next year," said PM Lee, referring to a committee of doctors and experts set up by the...

Dec 14
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Singapore can cut emissions through energy efficiency, solar energy, clean energy research: MTI

Singapore can cut emissions through energy efficiency, solar energy, clean energy research: MTI

SINGAPORE - Boosting energy efficiency, accelerating deployment of solar panels, and investing in research on emerging clean energy options are still Singapore's key strategies in cutting its carbon footprint.The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said this to The Straits Times on Thursday (June 18), in response to queries on what Singapore's green transition plans are following news that other governments have pledged funds to reboot their economies in ways that are also climate-friendly.Such "green stimulus plans" refer to packages aimed at rebuilding post-pandemic economies with...

June 18, 2020
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