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Three children eating food The report highlights JRC’s scientific tools, methods, analyses and activities that work towards authentic, safe and nutritious products, with respect of the environment.
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May 13 2015

The JRC has released a new report on its scientific support to EU's "from farm to fork" policy which ensures Europeans enjoy safe and nutritious food, while facilitating the food industry to work under the best possible conditions.

from left): Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture;  Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for education, culture, youth and sport, responsible for the JRC; Mairead McGuinness, Vice-President of the European Parliamen Speakers from the EU's kick-off for their participation at Expo 2015.
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May 08 2015

On 8 May, the European Union officially started its programme of activities at Expo 2015 with the international conference on the role of research for the global food and nutrition security, and the inauguration of the EU pavilion.

Image of two of the dishes from the school food event. 70 000 students in Milan enjoyed a variety of lunches from around Europe on 8 May.
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May 08 2015

To promote healthy diets for children, European Commission nutrition experts gathered recipes from school food professionals in all EU Member States plus Norway and Switzerland. The 30 meals inspired a colourful booklet to promote nutritious and tasty school meals.

Members of the emergency response coordination centre in the crises room The JRC supports the work of the Emergency Response Coordination Centre.
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May 07 2015

The JRC took part at the biennial European Civil Protection Forum, which brings together the European civil protection community to build on the experience in disaster risk management.

Among the various types of ocean energy technologies, tidal and wave power are those poised to provide the most significant contribution to the European energy system Among the various types of ocean energy technologies, tidal and wave power are those poised to provide the most significant contribution to the European energy system
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May 05 2015

New technologies in the last decade have shown slow but steady progress of ocean and sea energy power according to a new JRC ocean status report.

Reference map of Kathmandu with information on the type of buildings, points of interest, transport lines, industry and utilities Reference map of Kathmandu with information on the type of buildings, points of interest, transport lines, industry and utilities.
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Apr 27 2015

In the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday 25 April, the JRC is supporting the European Commission in coordinating the EU's response through up-to-date situation reports and maps.

A scientist walking through a laboratory with the portable device on his back Even though infrastructure-free positioning is more challenging one, the JRC still out-performed all infrastructure-based teams.
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Apr 23 2015

A team of JRC researchers outperformed 27 teams from academia and industry across the globe and achieved best overall result at a competition on indoor localisation in Seattle, USA. Providing accurate position information on people and objects indoors, where GPS signals are not available, has been a challenging research topic over the last decade and there is not yet a large-scale commercial deployment in this field.

Collage of images representing soil Soil is a mixture of mineral particles, organic matter, water, air and living organisms that together is considered to be the “skin of the earth”.
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Apr 22 2015

The Earth Day, celebrated on 22 April since 1970, is marked around the globe with initiatives and events on environmental protection. This week the JRC presents its work on soil, which is critical to life on Earth.

A graphic of a balance with male and female symbols on each side A sex-specific approach is gaining acceptance in clinical medicine, but has yet to be established in toxicology.
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Apr 21 2015

Female liver cells, and in particular those in menopaused women, are more susceptible to adverse effects of drugs than their male counterparts, according to new research carried out by the JRC.

Cover of the report To stimulate innovation and foster competition, standardisation needs to keep up with technological developments and societal challenges.
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Apr 21 2015

A JRC foresight study suggests the European standardisation system should accelerate and rely on an integrated strategy. The study argues this is the only way standardisation will be able to keep pace with technological developments and societal challenges, stimulating innovation and fostering competition.

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