Leading health agencies, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are now recognizing that human health is connected to animal health and our shared environment. But we have ignored the fundamental reality of our highly interconnected world. Our food system is the biggest example of this ignorance in which we are creating unsustainable and harmful animal agriculture systems without comprehending the varied negative impacts on our society, public health and environment. Now there are several environmental and public health organizations recommending that we shift the food system towards more plant-based diets.
According to the United States (U.S.) Department of Labor, the average full-time employee spends almost 9 hours at the workplace each day during the work week, suggesting that for-profit, non-profit and government organizations have a large potential to influence a more sustainable food culture. Vision 2025 for Sustainability summarizes the impact of animal derived food products on various aspects of our society, public health and environment along with proposing the solution for corporations to create more sustainable and inclusive culture for their employees.