JRC News

  1. 22 May 2015

    In their recent peer-reviewed paper entitled "Genetically modified animals: options and issues for traceability and enforcement", JRC scientists provide an overview of the 75 GM-animals already existing or in advanced state of development worldwide. About half of these are designed for the food market.  The study also reviews the available methods for control and traceability in the food and feed chain.

  2. 21 May 2015

    On 20 May, one Polish and two Danish companies received recognition for having completed a verification process of their innovative environmental technologies at the Eco-Innovation forum being held in Barcelona.

  3. 21 May 2015

    A new report co-authored by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and Directorate-General for Climate Action explores possible domestic mitigation pathways (cuts in C02 and other greenhouse gas emissions) set according to specific national economic and policy conditions.

  4. 20 May 2015

    In the context of Expo Milano 2015, on 20 May 2015, the JRC and the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development host participating agencies of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), a global initiative which provides common scale for classifying food insecurity situations.

  5. 18 May 2015

    A recent peer-reviewed paper, led by the JRC, describes a new method for measuring the structure and configuration of ecological networks, which shows that nestedness in ecological networks is less common than previously thought.

    This finding challenges the assumption that ecological networks are stable due to their inherent nestedness. It finds that most ecological networks actually tend towards patterns of segregation and specialisation, which may be the key to species coexistence.

  6. 13 May 2015

    The JRC has released a new report on its scientific support to EU's "from farm to fork" policy which ensures Europeans enjoy safe and nutritious food, while facilitating the food industry to work under the best possible conditions.

  7. 13 May 2015

    In March this year, JRC scientist Peter Vogt delivered two workshops on the JRC’s GuidosToolbox spatial pattern analysis software in South Africa, one as a follow up to the International Symposium on Silviculture and Management of Dryland Forests, and the second on the request of the CEO of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) in Pretoria within the context of the JRC-SANSA collaboration agreement and the EU-South Africa Space Dialogue.

     

  8. 12 May 2015

    Some 100 000 patients in Europe were diagnosed with this type of skin cancer in 2012 which also accounted for 1% of all cancer deaths in Europe.

    Switzerland, Norway and the Netherlands report the highest incident rate of this cancer which forms in skin cells called melanocytes, which colour the skin.
    With about 86% of melanomas due to exposure to UV radiation, the main preventive measure is to avoid extensive exposure to sun, especially at young age.

  9. 12 May 2015

    JRC research on digital economy and related topics contributed to the new Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy for Europe, launched by the European Commission on 6 May. JRC input included empirical evidence on R&D, innovation, cross-border e-commerce, copyright, intellectual property, venture capital, crowdfunding for research, entrepreneurship, eHealth, digital competence, data protection or employment.

  10. 8 May 2015

    On 8 May, the European Union officially started its programme of activities at Expo 2015 with the international conference on the role of research for the global food and nutrition security, and the inauguration of the EU pavilion.