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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 Kazakhstan and Russia issues of the JRC MARS Bulletin global outlook series were published today.
According to the Bulletin on Kazakhstan, lower-than-usual temperatures and above-average rainfall in northern and eastern parts of the country affected the yields of spring cereals.
JRC scientists have compiled a report with estimates of the sugars content of several food and drink categories in 2015. It provides a baseline to assist with the monitoring of progress on food product reformulation. This supports the EU target to reduce added sugars by a minimum of 10% by 2020.