JRC News

  1. 8 Oct 2015

    A report analysing the use of energy in the EU food industry finds that the share of renewable remains relatively small (7%) when compared to its part in the overall energy mix (15%).

  2. 30 Sep 2015

    The European Commission launched the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre; a new in-house centre to help EU Member States respond to emergencies, prevent and reduce the impact of disasters.

  3. 22 Sep 2015

    A heat wave in late August and lack of rainfall have worsened the yield outlook for summer crops in large parts of central Europe.

  4. 15 Sep 2015

    On 15 September, a new initiative brought scientists from all over Europe together with members of the European and national parliaments, with the aim of improving the culture of evidence-informed policy-making and to stress the importance of science.

  5. 11 Sep 2015

    An overview of regulatory solutions worldwide on the use of nanotechnology in food and feed production shows a differing approach: only the EU and Switzerland have nano-specific provisions incorporated in existing legislation, whereas other countries count on non-legally binding guidance and standards for industry.

  6. 2 Sep 2015

    International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the JRC sign a new research framework arrangement in Laxenburg, Austria.

  7. 24 Aug 2015

    Continued hot and mostly dry conditions in much of Europe in July and early August have led to a further reduction in the yield forecasts for spring and summer crops at the EU-28 level, particularly for maize and sunflower crops. The yield outlook for winter cereals is slightly improved thanks to favourable weather conditions in northern parts of Europe. Overall, the yield forecast for total cereals dropped to almost 10% below last year’s level, and to 1% below the five-year average.

  8. 20 Aug 2015

    Much of the European continent has been affected by severe drought in June and July 2015, one of the worst since the drought and heat wave of summer of 2003.

  9. 18 Aug 2015

    Food security policy should be moving towards a much broader landscape and focusing on regular access to food, while addressing food insecurity for a fraction of communities.

  10. 27 Jul 2015

    Yield forecasts for all crops at EU-28 level have been lowered compared to last month’s forecast due suboptimal weather conditions. The forecast for winter cereals remains above the 5-year average, but the forecast for total cereals dropped just below the 5-year average, due to the significant downward revisions for grain maize.


    Further information

    MARS Bulletin Vol. 23 No. 7