Last week, 131 people in Singapore fell ill with gastroenteritis after consuming food from a catering service, which follows 2 other incidents where about 300 people suffered food poisoning from a restaurant and a different catering service. While eating bento boxes at a conference or going out to restaurants is unavoidable, these incidents to make us wonder if there is a safer way to eat. In fact, there is a way that is not only safer, but also cheaper and better for the environment: hydroponic farming. Having become quite popular in the last few years, hydroponic farming is quite easy for consumers to replicate at the comfort of their homes because it only requires water. Without the need for soil, hydroponic farming eliminates the concerns for pests or messiness. Here, we discuss how Singaporeans can grow their own produce at home while also saving money.

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