Who Gets to Belong in the Just and Sustainable Society? - Shared screen with speaker view
Jamie Cannan (She/Hers)
Here are the bios of our speakers today.
Tatiana Height
wow, that is a lot
Norma Schemschat
We see you fine! :)
Julian Agyeman
Please add questions for the presenters here in the Chat
Nicole Batrouny
How does the food become contaminated with aflatoxin?
Dominic Stucker
…and how to decrease such contamination and/or avoid such foods?
Moneer Azzam
Is aflatoxin contamination monitored in developed world as ordinary practice?
Dawn Harrison
Do you know if some of the potential contamination is coming from the food produced in India since Nepal is located near the Indian border and trade occurs between the two regions?
Diana Chigas
Building on Nicole and Dominic’s questions, It is interesting that education level/unequal education levels were not a factor, so it’s not so much choice? As we think about access to healthy (uncontaminated) food, what are the implications for how we view what the problem is and policy implications?
Shibani Ghosh
@Nicole - aflatoxin is a colorless toxin that is produced by a mold which grows on crops that are not completely dried in the field and/or stored improperly in the household or in the markets.
Shibani Ghosh
@Dominic - there are actually very simple methods of drying, clean storage and sorting of grains at the field and post harvest level that can reduce the contamination
Dominic Stucker
Thank you, Shibani - that helps me understand why you are promoting a multi-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration as a necessary approach. Fully agreed!
Shibani Ghosh
@Moneer, yes aflatoxin is monitored across most countries- not just developed. The regulatory cutoffs are very stringent in the EU, slightly less stringent in the United States.
Shibani Ghosh
@Dawn, yes it is likely but not certain that some of the contamination is coming from across the border. This really outlines the need for regional efforts for aflatoxin mitigation.
Shibani Ghosh
@Diana, what we quickly realized that this is not an individual level issue and policies can’t just focus on improving practices (e.g. agricultural or post harvest) at the household level but that there has to be a systems level shift. Then comes the question - if this change can happen and there is awareness of aflatoxin and mitigation efforts, will that translate into equitable access to uncontaminated foods/commodities irrespective of economic status, ethnicity, education?
Dyn Mazurana
Amazing images from the artwork Karen! So refreshing to see your take on refugees in town, very much needed
Dyn Mazurana
I really appreciate a look at what helps people and gives them dignity and pleasure. Too often we only focus on the problems, of which there are many.
Diana Chigas
Tatiana Androsov
As someone born in Belgium to WWII refugees from the Soviet Union and as an child immigrant to the United States as they moved here, I would love to know how you define 'integration'.
Zainab Mohamed
Diana, thank you for sharing the website for refugees in towns
Diana Chigas
And I would be interested in hearing more about how arts, sports, food have promoted integration/cross-communication — and whether and how that may have contributed to greater inclusion and/or changed perspectives and policies in cities and towns?
Dominic Stucker
Shan, do you have a layer in your map that shows which neighbourhoods were redlined?
Moneer Azzam
Shan, this is amazing analysis. Is there thought to do a similar study to access to clean energy and resilient services?
Moneer Azzam
Ramnath, how much thought has your team given to how to increase access to these services while limiting carbon increase?
Krutarth Dave
How does a slum become notified?
Elizabeth Storrs
Ramnath, can you describe the interaction between the caste system and these slums?
Dominic Stucker
To any panelist: Could you please comment on the role of inclusive and co-creative multi-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration for addressing the challenges you have highlighted? What are your recommendations for how to take such an approach?
jeanne penvenne
Poverty is expensive. Wealthy people should be required to pay the value of the difference in time and money between their costs for basics and what the poor pay for the same. These differences obtain in almost every arena one could imagine. Thanks everyone. Karen, indeed, we not only ned to fed our bodies, we need to feed our spirits or our bodies die!