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Japanese beetle is on the list of 20 quarantine plant pests on the EU territory published today.
Japanese beetle is on the list of 20 quarantine plant pests on the EU territory published today.
Oct 11 2019

Following a new methodology, the JRC assessed a list of quarantine pests for their potential economic, social and environmental impact on EU agriculture and forestry.

The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa affecting olive trees, almond, grapevine among other important crops, as well as the Japanese beetle, Citrus Black Spot, Citrus greening and the Asian long-horned beetle are among the top ranking pests affecting plant health in Europe.

This ranking has helped the Commission to list 20 quarantine pests as priority pests. The list is published today.

Jun 18 2014

The European Union has recently adopted an ambitious strategy for developing the Bioeconomy. In this context, microalgae represent an emerging biological resource of great importance for its potential applications in different fields, in particular as a new source of valuable nutrients for human and animal consumption.

Jul 05 2013

The World Expo 2015 will take place in Milan from 1 May to 31 October 2015 under the theme "Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life". This edition of the Expo is meant to become a milestone of planetary debate on food and sustainability and will be a platform for political discussions and policy initiatives on these issues. Over 120 countries have already confirmed their participation, attesting to the significant commitment generated by this event. The EXPO will showcase European industrial achievements, ideas, innovative solutions and technologies.