We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
In this issue: Editorial by Màire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.
Cover story: Safe food on the table – JRC's work on food safety and security.
Among the news: the EU Industrial R&D Investments scoreboard, renewable energy share amounts to 70% of new power installations, and the risk of shortages of eight metals which are used in low-carbon energy technologies.
The newsletter also includes briefs on the level of competitiveness across EU regions, GHG savings deriving from energy produced from straw bales and pellets and the necessity for more resources for nuclear forensics.