JRC News

  1. 20 Jun 2016

    A new study published in the journal Nature Communications shows that the type of soil used can often outweigh the effects of weather variability - such as year to year changes in rainfall and temperature.

  2. 14 Jun 2016

    The JRC and the US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have signed a collaborative research arrangement on building up the resilience of vulnerable and poor populations, and improving the livelihood of smallholder farmers in developing countries.

  3. 3 Jun 2016

    The new certified reference materials (CRMs) will improve the reliability of measuring enterotoxin A (SEA) in cheese at sub nanogram/gram levels.

  4. 23 May 2016

    The EU’s commitments to address the greatest humanitarian crises of our time will be supported by a series of Commission tools and platforms, some of which were developed by the JRC or in cooperation with partner organisations.

  5. 20 May 2016

    Satellite images of the worst affected districts, due to El Niño-induced drought, are being used to locate deep water and organise drilling of wells.

  6. 27 Apr 2016

    North Korea’s total food production – including cereals, soybeans and potatoes in cereal equivalent – is estimated to have fallen in 2015, and is expected to worsen food security in the country, according to an update issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

  7. 26 Apr 2016

    The latest JRC MARS Crop monitoring in Europe Bulletin (published today) reports a positive yield outlook, although there are concerns in Poland and Ukraine after an unfavourable winter.

    In most regions, weather conditions have been favourable for winter crop growth and spring sowing activities. In general, the current prospects for EU-28 yields are above the five-year average, and the forecast for total cereals has increased compared to our last Bulletin, reflecting the generally good growth conditions.

  8. 25 Apr 2016

    In 2016, 240 million people across 45 low-income and/or conflict-affected countries are assessed as being in a 'food stress' situation. Within this number, 80 million people are in the more serious condition of "food crisis” with 41.7 million being located in countries affected by El Niño.

  9. 20 Apr 2016

    A JRC article published in August 2015 on consumer food waste in the EU has been selected as one of the 25 pioneering articles published in the recently published Environmental Research Letters (ERL) highlights of 2015.

    The 25 highlights were chosen on the basis of referee endorsement, scientific impact, advances made in the field, novelty and broad appeal, and as epitomising the very best in interdisciplinary work at the nexus of research and policy groups.

  10. 15 Apr 2016

    Over the last decade, the JRC has been hosting  the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Feed Additives aimed at supporting the authorisation process within the EU. The EURL works in close collaboration with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the EC Directorate Health and Food Safety,  ensuring that only safe additives are used on the European market and that their presence in feed is monitored.