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This research topic covers areas such as

  • food and nutrition security assessments
  • food accessibility and equity
  • monitoring of food security outside the EU - link to migration and to fairness and gender equality
  • impact of climate change on food and feed production and trade, including new pests and diseases
  • urban farming (including urbanisation versus food sustainability)

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Slightly reduced yield outlook for crops in Europe

According to the June issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Crop monitoring in Europe, published today, the yield outlook for EU winter crops is slightly reduced for the third consecutive month. At EU level, the yield forecasts for soft wheat, durum wheat and winter barley are now just below the 5-year a

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Improved crop yield expectations in North Africa, except for Morocco

The June edition of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Global outlook for North Africa describes a cereal season marked by drought until February/March, accompanied by hot temperatures in Morocco and western Algeria.
This resulted in irreversible loss of yield potentials in Morocco, while in Algeria, despite

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Mediocre yield outlook for winter crops in Ukraine

According to the June edition of the JRC MARS Bulletin in the global outlook series on Ukraine, adverse weather conditions since the start of the 2021 – 2022 season have led to a poor yield outlook for winter crops in a major part of central and western Ukraine. Fair yields are expected in the east

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Towards more reliable measurements of pesticides in wheat

Pesticides residues in food must be safe for consumers and as low as possible, and therefore EU laws set Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for each pesticide in each food product. The JRC releases a new Certified Reference Material for pesticides in wheat.

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

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