The insatiable demand of the global building boom has unleashed an illegal market in sand. Gangs are now stealing pristine beaches to order and paradise islands are being dredged and sold to the construction industry. Neil Tweedie investigates a hidden disaster
By: Executive Director, Fair World Project
With a population of five million crammed on a landmass of just 715 square kilometres, the tiny republic of Singapore has been forced to expand upwards, building high-rise residential complexes to house the country's many inhabitants. Now Singapore is applying the vertical model to urban agriculture - experimenting with rooftop gardens and vertical farms in order to feed its many residents.