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  • This Collection is a free, rolling 6 month database of scientific sustainability content relevant to the food industry and academic food research taken from 'FSTA', the world-leading literature database for food research (
  • This subset of about 8000 A&I (Abstract & Index) records is selected and curated by the IFIS Science Team who monitor global high-quality sources for content relevant to food-related sustainability.
  • Currently, >1500 high-quality journals (both academic and trade) are monitored, along with patents, standards, books, reports and proceedings.
  • All sources are quality-checked and verified by IFIS' in-house experts. You can be 100% confident that your search results exclude fake science and predatory journals.


Sustainability Collection Content:

The Collection covers sustainability topics across the complete food supply chain from production of raw materials through to consumption.

Key aspects include:

  • manufacturing and process efficiency
  • waste and emissions management, recycling and revalorization of side streams
  • packaging processes and materials
  • distribution and retail
  • consumer attitudes, behaviour and nutrition
  • new product development
  • food policy

This rolling subset of data added over the past 6 months comprises about 8000 records.

Content is updated weekly.

You can be notified when new content related to your areas of interest is added to the knowledge-base.

Enter your key words into the search box and click Save Search or ask your account manager for help.

Review Trends

You can analyse trends in research and patent filings in your areas of interest by using the IFIS analytics tool.

Simply log in to access the tool from any article page.

How to search

Finding information which is both relevant and trustworthy can be challenging and time-consuming. Our training resources will help you search efficiently and effectively, and to evaluate what you find.

Need Help?

For help with specific searches or advice on getting the most out of the database, contact us. We will be happy to help!

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