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Failure to comply with food colour regulations by importers may give rise to claims of adulteration, misbranding, non-compliance, rejection at the border or recall from the market. Failure to comply with food colour regulations by importers may give rise to claims of adulteration, misbranding, non-compliance, rejection at the border or recall from the market.
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Apr 12 2017
New study suggests that EU and the US companies and consumers have much to gain from closer cooperation on food colouring. How we perceive what we eat and drink is greatly influenced by food's colour, which can be either natural, or enhanced in the production process.
The six winners will be awarded a study trip to the JRC's laboratories in Ispra, Italy. The six winners will be awarded a study trip to the JRC's laboratories in Ispra, Italy.
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Apr 10 2017
The JRC Malta Young Scientist Award enables young Maltese researchers to showcase their work and achievements in an international context. The JRC is looking for Maltese scientists under 35 years of age with expertise in research fields linked to the digital economy, air & climate, water and marine resources, migration & demography, health in society or nanobiotechnology. The winners of each category will be awarded a study trip to the JRC's site in Ispra, Italy.
healthy meal School children do not currently meet the daily intake recommendations for fruit, vegetagles and water
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Apr 07 2017
As eating habits form early in life, children and adolescents are one of the major focus groups of the JRC's nutrition and health-related work. On World Health Day, let's take a look at the recent achievements in this area and how this work contributes to healthier school environments
fish boat The Mediterranean Sea is characterised as a low-productivity ecosystem and thus it is very easy to overfish the existing stocks
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Apr 03 2017
Fish stocks in the Mediterranean Sea are deteriorating at an alarming rate. A recent analysis shows that 93% of the assessed fish stocks are overexploited, and a number of them are on the verge of depletion. In addition, the Mediterranean Sea has lost 41% of its marine mammals and 34% of the total fish population over the past 50 years.
dirt According to the Global Report on Food Crises 2017, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016
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Mar 31 2017

Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in Brussels on 31 March 2017.

wind turbine The JRC Wind Energy Status Report 2016 presents key data on global market developments, technology trends and EU support to wind energy
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Mar 28 2017
The JRC Wind Energy Status Report 2016 presents key data on global market developments, technology trends and EU support to wind energy. The EU remains a global leader with 140GW wind energy capacity supplying our grid, representing about a third of world's wind power.
big wave 2016 JRC Ocean status report focuses on technological progress in ocean energy, market creation, and policy instruments available at European and national level.
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Mar 28 2017
Tidal stream and wave energy technologies have showed considerable technological progress in 2016, culminated with the creation of the first ocean energy farms. Both technologies are also gathering increasing support to overcome technological and financial barriers for deployment in the future European energy system.
The JRC provides scientific evidence in support of EU policies throughout the entire policy cycle The JRC provides scientific evidence in support of EU policies throughout the entire policy cycle
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Mar 24 2017

The European Commission has adopted the JRC’s Work Programme for 2017-2018, running under Horizon 2020, the current EU Framework Programme for funding research and innovation up to 2020. The key orientations of the JRC work programme, structured in accordance with the political priorities of the Commission, reflect the work the JRC will carry out.

sun and earth magnetic field Solar activity can severely impact critical infrastructures in space and on the ground
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Mar 24 2017
Extreme space weather has a global footprint and the potential to damage critical infrastructure on the ground and in space. A new JRC report calls for bridging knowledge gaps and for better coordination at EU level to reduce the potential impact of space weather events.
child ands robot The rapid rise in internet connected toys raises concerns about children's safety and privacy
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Mar 23 2017
Action is needed to monitor and control the emerging Internet of Toys, concludes a new JRC report. Privacy and security are highlighted as main areas of concern.

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