So an island and even a nationstate cannot produce everything locally; it isn’t even wise as the competitive advantage of nations theory by David Ricardo explained that a long time ago ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparative_advantage )
But that doesn’t mean a country – like Singapore - shouldn’t try – specifically for fresh goods. It’s just dumb, uneconomical and unhealthy to have ‘organic’ produce from New Zealand in supermarkets 10 hours flying away… that’s not organic in my view. Food and fresh produce should be produced locally.
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