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. 20 Nov 2015

    This week's declaration of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), a partnership of EU28, the European Commission and 15 Mediterranean countries, focused on closer cooperation to promote growth, jobs and investments deriving from the marine and maritime sectors.

  4. 16 Nov 2015

    A recently published JRC article describes the effects of atmospheric forcing changes on the Mediterranean Sea’s primary productivity rate over the coming century. It finds that, although the average overall primary production rate will be almost unchanged, climate change will lead to a reduction in primary production in the western basin, and an increase in the eastern basin.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 28 Oct 2015

    According to the latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin, published on 26 October, the sowing of winter crops has generally progressed well in the EU’s largest producing countries, but was hampered in northern and eastern Europe, including in Poland, the EU’s fourth biggest wheat producer. The yield forecasts for summer crops at EU-28 level remain low, and are comparable to last month’s forecast.


  8. 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.

  9. 15 Oct 2015

    On 15 October, the European Commission welcomed new recommendations on how European research and innovation can help improve food and nutrition security around the world.

  10. 14 Oct 2015

    The World Standards Day, celebrated internationally on 14 October, was designed to raise awareness on the importance of standardisation to the global economy.