Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is becoming a serious global problem. It is estimated that it might lead to 10 million deaths per year and loss of outputs worth US $100 trillion by 2050. Antibiotic misuse in food-animal production is one of the key causes of AMR.

On December 16, 2016 Centre for Science and Environment organized Food Talk; a media briefing workshop and public meeting, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

River health assessment (RHA) protocols are the tools used globally that emphasize upon factors which contribute for ecological fitness of the river such as catchment health, floodplain health, channel health, flow health, quality health and biotic health indicators. Human intervention by constructions of dams, excess water abstraction, channel diversion and several other factors contribute to the depletion of diverse flora and fauna of a river.