One Health Day is an international initiative which started in 2016 and is celebrated worldwide on November 3. Co-coordinated by the One Health Commission, the One Health Platform, and the One Health Initiative Team, the goal of One Health Day is to raise awareness about the One Health approach to “achieve optimal health and well-being outcomes recognizing the interconnections between people, animals, plants and their shared environment.” In as many countries as possible, activities and events will give scientists, practitioners, educators and advocates a powerful, unified voice for moving beyond current provincial approaches to infectious and chronic diseases, climate change, food and water safety and security, antimicrobial resistance, loss of biodiversity, and many other problems.
The International Food Information Council Foundation is excited to bring awareness to a cause focused on enhancing the public’s knowledge on human, animal and environmental health—One Health Day. Below you will find a list of resources, developed by the IFIC Foundation, that are aligned with the education and edification goals of One Health Day. Our hope is that these resources will help supplement the public’s knowledge of issues related to environmental sustainability, agricultural technology to support food supplies, and farmer environmental stewardship.
While it’s hard to know what farmers are actually doing by just reading labels on food packaging, it’s also difficult to know if those labels mean a product is healthier or safer for us. Let’s set the record straight on some common safety, health and quality misconceptions for farm-animal-derived products.
Here is a collection of resources that can help you better understand antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.
Controlling and reducing soil degradation is a matter of raising awareness of the issue and encouraging innovative approaches in land management techniques.
In our final video with Kevin Lieber from Vsauce2, he explains how food waste contributes to hunger, and how various farming methods can help increase yield in a sustainable way.
Farmers are working hard to produce wholesome, nutritious food for all of us while still preserving water and natural resources.
Food animal production is an important part of agriculture. Advances in farming, animal breeding, genetics and veterinary care have increased the quality, safety and quantity of animal protein available to consumers.