Dr. Ali Hamade Lecture at FAFS

Dr. Ali Hamade, an environmental health scientist, ​visited FAFS on Friday, March 16, 2018, and presented a lecture entitled "Food and Environment Security: A case from the far north and local analogies.

The talk demonstrated two case studies from work done at the State of Alaska Department of Health that relate to food and environment security - radionuclide release from the nuclear accident in Japan (2011) and potential changes in fish mercury concentrations with climate change. It underscored the dependence of food security on a safe environment, and detailed the importance of initiative, stakeholder engagement, and government responsibility and accountability when people's health and concerns are at stake.

The lecture wrapped up with a brief overview of farming and the associated occupational and food supply safety topics in Lebanon and the need for surveillance, monitoring, and education.