Jan. 2020
Singapore 21 January 2020: Media Release: WFF consumer focussed conference on food science and nutrition, in support of free primary school nutrition programme returns

Social enterprise Halo Health Asia is back with its second year of World Food Future (WFF), a first-of-its-kind multi-stakeholder conference on food science and nutrition, which will take place on April 3rd 2020. The conference will bring together all major stakeholders – government, big business, SMEs, academics and consumers – to discuss critical issues on food and nutrition affecting families and children.

 

The theme of WFF 2020 is “Re-Imagining the Foodie City for 2030” and discussions will be focused on whether being a global foodie city is at odds with Singapore’s efforts to wage war on diabetes and obesity. It will also discuss how key food industry stakeholders see themselves evolving to meet consumer preferences and needs. Cross sectoral experts will weigh in on whether we can really have a “delicious food disruption” that is healthy, tasty and affordable. The event will start with an afternoon conference, followed by a specially curated dinner that will include Singapore’s favourite hawker foods with a healthy spin.

Click here to read the media release.

Nov. 2019
Singapore 22 November 2019: Trina Liang speaking at the Asia-Pacific Agri Food Innovation Week
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Our CEO Trina Liang spoke today at the Asia-Pacific Agri Food Innovation Week. She mooted the idea that a 10 year Food Sustainabilty Bond Fund 2030 should be launched to galvanize small investors/consumers to be part of the global sustainability movement and support the food entrepreneur ecosystem.

Aug. 2019
Singapore 16 August 2019: Trina Liang from World Food Future on CNBC.com: “Consumers need to be ‘front and center’ in the food industry”

Click here to access the video on CNBC.com.

Apr. 2019
Singapore 29 April 2019:
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Apr. 2019
Singapore 04 April 2019: Trina Liang from World Food Future on Channel News Asia “Singapore Tonight”

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Mar. 2019
Singapore 29 March 2019: Singapore Tatler covers World Food Future 2019

Food. It’s all I think about after I became a statistic. According to my medical results, I’m at risk of being part of the estimated 1,000,000 Singaporeans who will be diabetic by 2050, and maybe one out of the three Singaporeans who will drop dead from heart disease or stroke.

 

These days I can’t even order a smoothie without first confirming that the bananas used it in are slightly unripe so as to render the drink low-GI.

 

So when a conference came around that’s all about food—shaping the future of it, exploring sustainable production, reassessing our attitudes towards consumption—I lapped up the opportunity to participate in this new global conversation.

Click here to read the full article in sg.asiatatler.com.

Mar. 2019
Singapore 26 March 2019: The Straits Times covers World Food Future’s inaugural conference

Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor was speaking at the inaugural World Food Future (WFF) for Women Conference, held in conjunction with International Women’s Day, which was on March 8.

 

The conference on food science and nutrition was attended by about 300 people, with six panels of speakers that included industry leaders, policymakers and experts.

Click here to read the full article in www.straitstimes.com.

Mar. 2019
WFF March Newsletter

We are excitedly counting down the days to our inaugural conference!

 

As you can imagine, a lot is going on behind the scenes and I wanted to thank all of you for your words of encouragement, advice and for supporting us every step of this uncharted way.

 

Happy to say that we are now FULLY SOLD OUT! And have already begun brainstorming for WFF 2020.

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Mar. 2019
Singapore 12 March 2019: Food security: Target consumers to embrace local food – Read this article by Trina Liang For The Straits Times.

Can you imagine consuming seafood that’s grown in the lab, instead of the ocean? Or eating a juicy 3D-printed meat patty that no animal had to be harmed for?

 

As alternative food sources begin to enter Singapore’s markets – Impossible Burgers made of plant-based substitutes recently landed here – the launch next month of new food regulator Singapore Food Agency (SFA) cannot be more timely.

Click here to read the full article in www.straitstimes.com.

Feb. 2019
WFF February Newsletter

We are super excited to bring you our very first newsletter – just a month away from our first conference on 26 March 2019!

Click here to read the newsletter.

Nov. 2018
Singapore 30 November 2018: The Business Times, Weekend Interview – Trina Liang

After years as a high-achieving career woman and high-profile advocate for women’s rights, you’d think Trina Liang would have every reason to take a break from being a role model who rarely hesitates to speak up for underprivileged, unrepresented members of her gender – but you’d be wrong.

 

Ms Liang, 47, has never been one to sit on her accolades – she has plenty to choose from – preferring instead to give voice to those segments of society that have captured her attention. Having started her career as an investment banker, she now has a day job as managing director of research consulting firm Templebridge Investments. She also has a full-time gig as one half of a Singapore power couple – husband Edmund Lin is global head of the Financial Services practice at management consultancy Bain & Company.

Click here to read the full article in www.businesstimes.com.sg.

Nov. 2018
WFF launch press release

Our official launch on 13 Nov 2018 was held at the National Library Singapore (Central). More than 150 guests, across government, businesses and academia were in attendence. Pls refer to https://www.worldfoodfuture.com/about-us/events/ for more details and photos.

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Oct. 2018
DPM on State of Diabetes

Singapore 27 October 2018: Why is FoodSteps our free schools’ nutrition outreach initiative focused on primary school kids? Read this speech by DPM Tharman.

DPM Tharman notes in a speech today “8 years ago, about 10% of our primary school children were overweight. Last year, this figure has increased to 13%. Many of these children were already overweight when they turned 5. We have to act much more decisively to change habits in the early years.

 

Otherwise, the situation will only get worse – not only for our children, but with consequences for the health of our population later on in life. 70% of children who are overweight at age 7, remain overweight as adults. This also has a direct impact on chronic diseases such as diabetes, and life expectancy”.

Click here to read the full article.

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