FoodOn is a comprehensive and easily accessible global farm-to-fork ontology about food that accurately and consistently describes foods commonly known in cultures from around the world. It is a consortium-driven project built to interoperate with the The Open Biological and Biomedical Ontology Foundry library of ontologies.

Preferred Prefix
agriculture botany disease environmental science food medicine obo ontology sustainability
Homepage Repository OBO OWL
Damion Dooley   0000-0002-8844-9165   ddooley
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in The Food Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
03307879   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from The Food Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
MIRIAM Namespace Embedded in LUI
The legacy MIRIAM standard for generating CURIEs with this resource annotates the namespaceEmbeddedInLUI as true. This means that you may see local unique identifiers that include a redundant prefix and delimiter (also known as a banana) and therefore look like a CURIE. For The Food Ontology, the banana looks like FOODON:. Therefore, you may see local unique identifiers for this resource that look like FOODON:03307879 (instead of the canonical form 03307879) and CURIEs for this resource that look like FOODON:FOODON:03307879 (instead of the canonical form FOODON:03307879). The Bioregistry will automatically strip off the banana when standardizing local unique identifiers and CURIEs.
Metaregistry The Food Ontology

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 10 mappings to external registries for this resource with 2 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
AberOWL AberOWL logo aberowl FOODON
AgroPortal AgroPortal logo agroportal FOODON
BioContext biocontext FOODON
BioPortal BioPortal Prefixes logo bioportal FOODON
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.dzxae logo miriam foodon
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t foodon
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry foodon
OLS Ontology Lookup Service logo ols foodon
OntoBee OntoBee logo ontobee FOODON
RDF Information

When using this resource in RDF, the following URI format should be used:$1


A provider turns a local unique identifiers from a resource into a URI. Many providers are also resolvable as URLs (i.e., they can be used in a web browser).

The local unique identifier 03307879 is used to demonstrate the providers available for The Food Ontology. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
The Food Ontology foodon
The Food Ontology (RDF) rdf
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
OBO Foundry obofoundry
Ontology Lookup Service ols
Name-to-Thing n2t
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal