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Sustainable food systems

Transition to sustainable food systems in a European and global context.

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JRC Nanomaterials Repository

The JRC hosts a repository of representative industrial nanomaterials (NM) including nanomaterials studied in the OECD testing programme and large...

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Activities on this topic

Agricultural biodiversity

Agricultural land covers almost half of Europe’s territory. Technological development, mechanisation, agro-chemicals and genetic research have led to...

Agricultural monitoring

Agricultural monitoring research at the JRC involves estimating cropproduction and supporting the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy...

Consumer products

Consumers are in daily contact with a variety of products such as cosmetics, kitchenware or textiles. The safety of these is of primary concern for...

Drought Monitoring

Work on drought an desertification results in monitoring and forecast systems in Europe, Africa and South America, JRC also leads the way for new systems in Europe.

Farming in the EU

The JRC carries out policy analysis and develops economic modelling tools in support to the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.

Food and feed safety

The JRC actions in this area are in line with the "farm to table" concept which takes into account consumers' demands and their feedback right along...

Food authenticity and quality

The labeling of food products is essential to inform consumers what kind of products they are buying. EU harmonised rules on food labeling...

Food contact materials

Food contact materials comprise all materials and articles that come or are intended to come in contact with food, e.g. food packaging materials...

Global food security

The JRC's research addresses the global food security issue, with the demand for food likely to grow by 70% until 2050.

Reference materials for food analysis

The certified reference materials distributed by the JRC give measurement laboratories a means to validate analytical methods, to assess the quality...

Rural development

JRC research focuses on the role of agriculture as provider of public goods, on the impacts of rural development policies on all the aspects of rural...