There isn't much space to grow veggies in tiny, densely-populated Singapore, so the city-state relies on imported produce. But one firm is out to change farming - by reaching for the sky. Sareena Dayaram reports.
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Reuters (July 21, 2013) Scientists in Singapore are turning their hands to wine-making, using the pungent-smelling durian as a replacement for grapes. They're still a long way from commercializing durian wine, but the ... watch video
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