German Federal Ministry first to acquire Food Science and Technology Abstracts Database via the ISI Web of Knowledge

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

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(2004), "German Federal Ministry first to acquire Food Science and Technology Abstracts Database via the ISI Web of Knowledge", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/el.2004.26322cab.019

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German Federal Ministry first to acquire Food Science and Technology Abstracts Database via the ISI Web of Knowledge

German Federal Ministry first to acquire Food Science and Technology Abstracts Database via the ISI Web of Knowledge

Thomson ISI has announced that the German Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture (BMVEL) – incorporating more than 11 federal research facilities throughout Germany – is the first consortium to purchase the Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA) database within ISI Web of Knowledge. The FSTA database contains the most extensive collection of abstracts prepared from the world’s food science, food technology, and food-related human nutrition literature.

Dr Olaf Hering of BMVEL said:

  • One of the charges of the Federal Ministry is to protect consumers from health threats and safeguard their economic interests. Similar to when we were the first to purchase CAB ABSTRACTS within ISI Web of Knowledge, our purchase of the FSTA database further demonstrates the Federal Ministry’s commitment to this charge, as well as our desire to offer our researchers – at community, national and international levels – the best research tools available.

BMVEL is committed to improving measures for the conservation of biological diversity and the diversity of landscape structures in agriculture and forestry. In this respect, in addition to supporting organic farming, it is of particular importance to maintain diverse crop rotation systems, the conservation and sustainable development of regional crop varieties and farm animal breeds, and the conservation and sustainable utilization of wild plants and animals used for food purposes.

The database offers a unique source of information on food science, food technology and food-related human nutrition from worldwide sources. The FSTA database is produced by the International Food Information Service (IFIS) – a not-for-profit organization that provides information products and services, commissions research in information science, and provides education in information science for the international food science, food technology, and human nutrition community.