JRC News

  1. 23 Nov 2015

    The latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin finds that growing conditions have been good for recently sown and emerging winter crops, thanks to above-average temperatures in most European agricultural regions from late October to mid-November.

  2. 23 Nov 2015

    The JRC released a new GMO (genetically modified organism) certified reference material (CRM) to be used by GMO testing laboratories to analyse the GMO maize VCO-Ø1981-5 product in food and feeding stuff.

  3. 16 Nov 2015

    France is the EU’s largest producer of wheat and maize, and has collected a unique high-quality statistical dataset on crop yields at département level for over 25 years. The presence of different climatic regions makes France an ideal test-case to investigate the role of climate variability on crop yields and to better understand the impacts of future climate change.

  4. 13 Nov 2015

    JRC scientists have compiled and published an overview of the legislation and practical modalities for the implementation of radionuclide monitoring in foodstuff in the European Union. The overview also provides an outline of the monitoring programmes instituted by the Member States and stresses the importance of the quality of data.

  5. 9 Nov 2015

    In close collaboration with a research group from the German University of Göttingen, the JRC investigated the consumer liking of boar meat. Therefore, the JRC developed and validated an analytical method that can serve as a reference for future rapid tests to define the sensory thresholds for boar taint acceptance.

  6. 27 Oct 2015

    In close collaboration with representatives from the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Pesticide Residues in Fruits & Vegetables, scientists from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) organised a proficiency test (PT) to assess the world-wide performance of food control laboratories on the determination of pesticide residues in grapes.

  7. 20 Oct 2015

    Today, 20 October, the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) renewed their collaborative research arrangement (CRA) at the EU Pavillon of EXPO 2015.

  8. 19 Oct 2015

    JRC-IRMM scientists help to establish the measurement uncertainty of size determination of nanoparticles in food using electron microscopy

  9. 8 Jul 2015

    Feed additives play an important role in animal nutrition, addressing aspects such as feed safety, reduction of environmental emissions and sustainability of livestock farming. The latter aspect also includes the high demands for food security, because some of the feed additives significantly improve the feed-to-food mass ratio.

  10. 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.