November 29, 2020 5:00 AMThe import of shrimp from Saudi Arabia exemplifies how far Singapore has been casting its net to ensure food security, including for an item that is quite a staple for dishes here. Singapore imports prawns from all over the world, including neighbours such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, and places as far as Canada and Ecuador. Saudi Arabia's place in the supply chain represents the continuing efforts being made to diversify sources. Bringing in frozen shrimp from Saudi Arabia, the first time Singapore is doing so from the Middle Eastern kingdom, could spark greater trade between the two countries as well in an economic spin-off that cements their broader relationship. Such initiatives are necessary, along with an increase in local food production, so the nation is not held hostage by food shortage or other crises.