One Health, veterinarians and the nexus between disease and food security
R Alders, J de Bruyn, K Wingett, J Wong
AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2017
Achieving ecologically sustainable food systems for people and animals is one of the greatest challenges facing our world today. Four interdisciplinary approaches that promote a holistic, systems approach to disease prevention and food security are introduced. Current domestic and international initiatives that link disease prevention with food and nutrition security are presented, with an emphasis on animal-source food and examples from Australia, Tanzania and Timor-Leste. Veterinarians are uniquely placed to use their training in comparative physiology in support of the production of sustainable, nutritious, ethical and safe food delivered with minimal waste to promote human, animal and en..View full abstract
Funding provided by the Australian Government, especially the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, and the Crawford Fund in support of research on disease prevention and improved food security is gratefully acknowledged.