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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.
The JRC released two new Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) for automotive diesel fuel containing 7 % biodiesel, so-called 'diesel (B7)'. These CRMs will support fuel producers and fuel testing laboratories in assuring the quality of their measurements, thus improving trust in the regulatory compliance of this product on the market.
The European Coexistence Bureau organises the exchange of technical-scientific information on best agricultural management practices for coexistence. On this basis, it develops consensus agreed crop-specific guidelines for coexistence measures.
Coexistence refers to the ability of farmers to choose between the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) and non-GM crops, in compliance with the relevant legislation on labelling rules for GM organisms (GMOs), food and feed and/or purity standards.