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COMMISSION ON FOOD CHEMISTRY (VI.5)
Title: IUPAC Electronic Bulletin Board for Mycotoxins (on World
Remarks: WHO and FAO
Completion Date: 2001 - project terminated
Establish a rapid mechanism for disseminating information and coordinating
assistance for mycotoxins in human foods using international computer
networks. Activities will include topics such as: meetings and workshop
announcements, advances in technology and other important new scientific
findings. The use of computer networks (such as the World Wide Web)
for communication is exploding. While certain economic and organizational
questions remain, it is not a point of debate that this form of communication
will assume an increasingly important role in scientific communication
throughout the world. This will include developing countries, where
such communication can tremendously improve the access to technical
information and assistance. The use of computer communications would
reduce publications and mailing costs and significantly improve the
timeliness and coverage of these communications.
The feasibility study to develop a IUPAC Mycotoxins Home Page on World
Wide Web (Internet) to replace the existing Mycotoxins Working Group
Newsletter was successfully completed. In 1996 there were 536 user sessions.
Since then accesses dropped because no fresh information was added.
The use of this medium as an information resource to literature on mycotoxins
was also explored. The meeting holds the strong view that the deadline
of this project should be extended for at least one year i.e. 1998.
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Project terminated 31 dec 2001
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