One health for all, but not without drastic change

| 22 February 2024
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Healthy and sustainable food

In this study, experts call for a just transition away from animal agriculture to support environmental and public health using simple principles that governments can follow. They warn that time is short and there is a great deal at stake, highlighting the impacts of animal agriculture on the emergence of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, all of which threaten the One Health approach. This calls for a collaborative effort working locally, nationally and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment. Prompt action, they say, could help ensure a more just and sustainable future for everyone.


Verkuijl C, Strambo C, Hocquet R et al. 2023. A just transition in animal agriculture is necessary for more effective and equitable One Health outcomes. CABI One Health. 2, 1.

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Dr. Justine Butler
Justine joined Viva! in 2005 after graduating from Bristol University with a PhD in molecular biology. After working as a campaigner, then researcher and writer, she is now Viva!’s head of research and her work focuses on animals, the environment and health. Justine’s scientific training helps her research and write both in-depth scientific reports, such as White Lies and the Meat Report, as well as easy-to-read factsheets and myth-busting articles for consumer magazines and updates on the latest research. Justine also recently wrote the Vegan for the Planet guide for Viva!’s Vegan Now campaign.

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