Briefs: News from Australia

- The IIR Australian National Committee, chaired by Stephen White, regularly reports on its activities, in EcoLibrium and on a dedicated page of the AIRAH Web site: It contains information on the nominating procedures for IIR Australia's most prestigious prizes: the Thomas Mort and the Vickery Awards (more on - Silvia Estrada-Flores, member of IIR Commission D2, is editor of "Chain of Thought", the e-Newsletter of Food Chain Intelligence launched in January 2008 ( The second issue deals with the environmental impact of food supply chains. She also launched Chain of Events, a blog with news and events of interest to the cold chain and food industry communities (