Sustainability Collection

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What is the Sustainability Collection?

The Sustainability Collection is a free-to-access, 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.

What does the collection contain?

This subset of about 8,000-10,000 A&I (Abstract & Index) records is selected and curated by the IFIS Science Team who monitors global high-quality sources for content relevant to food-related sustainability.

How often is the collection updated?

The collection is updated weekly.

How many publication sources are monitored?

Currently, >1500 high-quality journals (both academic and trade) are monitored, along with patents, standards, books, reports, and proceedings.

How the collection helps you avoid fake science

All sources are quality-checked and verified by IFIS' in-house experts, meaning that you can be 100% confident that your search results exclude fake science and predatory journals!

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What topics and sources does the collection cover?

Key topics

The collection covers sustainability topics across the complete food supply chain from the 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
Example publications indexed

Some examples of source publications:

  • Agriculture & Food Security (BioMed Central)
  • Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Springer)
  • Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (Wiley)
  • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (T&F)
  • Journal of Insects as Food and Feed (Wageningen Academic Publishers)
  • Public Health Nutrition (CUP)
  • Scientific African (Elsevier)
  • Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier)
  • Waste Management & Research (SAGE)
  • Water (MDPI)
Example search topics
  • What are the current challenges for converting agricultural waste into biodegradable polymers for food packaging?
  • What effect can microplastics have on human health?
  • What types of food waste are utilised for bioethanol production?
  • What food research has been published on the SDGs?
  • How can the nutrient quality of bread be improved?

Upgrading to Sustainability Pro 

The Sustainability Collection is a free-to-access, rolling 6-month database of scientific sustainability content, making it a great tool for discovering newly published information and patents.

Want to see the full picture? Upgrade to Sustainability Pro!

With Sustainability Pro, you can:

  • search  historical, foundational information dating back 50 years
  • save your searches for greater efficiency
  • set up alerts to be informed of new research.

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