ReadNUS Issue 52

JUL 2022 | ISSUE 52
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Here’s Your Reading Summary

With the Covid 19 pandemic, food resilience has been a pressing issue. Food resilience is the ability of a country to withstand and recover from any crisis or disruptions to the supply of food that ensures that everyone is able to assess food. In this edition, we bring us four new titles to understand food resilience.

This Week’s Reads: Food Resilience

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The chapters show that it is critical to conduct research on existing efforts to determine what works and to develop best practices in pursuit of sustainable and socially just urban food systems.

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The book analyses current dynamics and trends related to the climate resilience of food security and assess the relevance of emerging approaches.

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Increased dependency on imports and a reduced number of import partners indicate a potential vulnerability to disruptions in linked food systems.

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food system has exposed the vulnerabilities of the supply chain, although the extent of disruption varies widely, globally and in Asia.
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Ancient Stories Retold

Stories about Grief – By Yuki

Death touches us all, and yet this topic seems to go undiscussed and abandoned in Singapore. In this week’s article, Yuki shares how she confronts death through some recommendations.

Ranging from non-fiction like Being Mortal, to biographical pieces like When Breath Becomes Air, Yuki proffers a list of recommendations for the uninitiated. If you’re new to death and dying and want to know where to start, click the link in the bio!

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Ancient Stories Retold

The Ghost Bride – Review by Joyce

Yangsze Choo’s The Ghost Bride, which was adapted into a Netflix series in 2020, explores the Chinese tradition of ghost marriage. It tells the story of Li Lan, an impoverished girl in 1890s Malacca who receives a proposal from a wealthy family to become the ‘ghost wife’ of their deceased son.

In this book review, Joyce Lee delves into the theme of the afterlife and what beliefs surrounding it might say about the living.

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Ancient Stories Retold

Funny Reads – An article by Wan Qin

Being stressed out is no joke. In this week’s article, Wan Qin Tan recommends four memoirs that will tickle your funny bone and help you cope with the exam stress.

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Ancient Stories Retold

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – A review by Wan Qin

Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of the lovable and effortlessly chic socialite, Holly Golightly, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s has captured the imaginations of cinema-goers for over sixty years. But how much do you know about the book that the classic film was based on?

In this week’s article, Wan Qin Tan takes a closer look at Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and its theme of abandonment.

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