Journal American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) Vol 242, No. 6, March 15, 2013   Commentary   One health, food security, and veterinary medicine   Alan M. Kelly, BVSc, PhD; James D. Ferguson, VMD, MSc; David T. Galligan, VMD, MBA; Mo Salman, BVMS, PhD; Bennie I. Osburn, DVM, PhD      “At the Group of Eight (G8) Summit in L’Aquila, Italy, in July 2009, the leaders of the world’s largest economies committed to “act with the scale and urgency needed to achieve sustainable global food security.”  The statement was precipitated by spikes in food prices, a rising incidence of hunger in 2008, a realization that price spikes are likely to recur, and an understanding that global food security is among the most formidable challenges facing all of humankind in the 21st century.  This urgent global challenge will require a dramatic and coordinated effort by multiple stakeholders, including a crucial role for the veterinary profession in the United States and the developing world. ...”   Please read more:   Note: The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH           considers this article to be a very important/significant contribution to One Health literature.   Provided by:   Diane A Fagen, Librarian / Copyright & Permissions / Electronic Access / Archives American Veterinary Medical Association 1931 N Meacham Rd Schaumburg IL 60173-4360 p:  800-248-2862 ext 6770 f:   847-925-9329 e: