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シンガポール国立大学(NUS)語学教育研究センター(CLS)LAJ4203 Newspaper Readingの日本語履修生が日本語で様々なトピックを綴ります。







Discovery of microorganisms that can improve NUS vegetable production efficiency!

“What do you want to eat for lunch tomorrow?” If you can answer this question easily, congratulations! You don’t live in an area where hunger is spreading and you’re luckier than the 795 million people who are chronically malnourished! However, it is also important to “stay in peace and think of danger”.

Singapore, which is the same island country as Japan and has a small land area and little farmland, has a food self-sufficiency rate of less than 10%. Researchers at the National University of Singapore have discovered microbes that can increase the production efficiency of a variety of vegetables, while the corona has hit food supply chains around the world hard.

To tell the truth, when I was in junior high school, I went to a hydroponic farm and brought home a special agricultural product that I did not know the name that was raised there, cooked it, and it was not so delicious when I ate it. On the other, this NUS study attempts to improve the production efficiency of in-demand vegetables such as vegetarian hearts and spinach that we eat every day, so don’t worry about being forced to eat bad and strange plants.

Singapore is seeking to increase its food self-sufficiency rate to 30% by 2030, and in March 2019, the government decided to contribute SGD30 million (about 2.2 billion yen in Japanese yen) to increase the productivity of leafy vegetables, chicken eggs, and fish, which are in high demand in Japan.

This is good news, but it is impossible to continue eating only vegetarian hearts and spinach every day, and it is still important to expand the scope of research and improve the production efficiency of various agricultural products from now on.


ゼン・シーチャウ さん
私はシンガポール国立大学(NUS)の3年生で、計算機科学学部の学生です。AIやデータベースが専門です。ウェブやモバイル開発もやっています。Java, Python や C++の他、日本語も勉強しています。