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A researcher inspects a strain of the Staphylococcus epidermidis that is highly resistant to antibiotics (Picture: William West/AFP via Getty Images)

Of late, we’ve been getting used to shortages of things we’ve previously taken for granted, like petrol, gas, toilet rolls, HGV drivers and seasonal labour. Could it be that we’re about to add a new item to that list: antibiotics?

A young child holds an umbrella over a cat in a rainy street. An image showing one small act of kindness, that went viral a couple of years ago | Credit: Unknown

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, seen at a protest in Glasgow last week, says people should look for action, rather than hope (Picture: Peter Summers/Getty Images)

The “last best chance to keep 1.5 alive” was how the COP26 climate summit was being seen, creating a huge focus for our collective hopes for the future

Philip Lymbery, Global CEO of Compassion in World Farming and United Nations Food Systems Champion

For the next two weeks, Glasgow will become the centre of the world, or at least the epicentre of the battle for the planet.

Boris Johnson has spokes of how plant-based ‘bio-engineered hamburgers’ could soon become commonplace (Picture: Simon Dawson/WPA pool/Getty Images)
Amid efforts to tackle climate change and save wildlife, we should rethink our eating habits (Picture: Chaloner Woods/Getty Images)

Glancing at some of the media bulletins at the moment, you could be forgiven for thinking there’s every possibility that Christmas could be cancelled this year!

Any sightings of skylark has Philip Lymbery scribbling in his notebook as if it was a red-letter day (Picture: Glyn Kirk/AFP via Getty Images)

I feel fortunate to live in a rural area, where I can enjoy my garden with its bird feeders that attract all sorts of cheerful, colourful birds.

Philip Lymbery

Chief Executive of Compassion in World Farming

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