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New Green Shoots in Crowded Singapore

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November 20, 2013
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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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