About us

The Safe Food Foundation is an Australian based not-for-profit campaign and advocacy organisation with a proactive, solution oriented approach to food quality and safety. The Safe Food Foundation’s mission is to make the World’s food supply clean, safe, nutritious, full of taste and produced in a way that enhances our environment, as well as our social and economic systems. We work to highlight issues around Genetically Modified (GM) foods, chemicals, nanotechnology, irradiation, corporate control, monoculture, fair trade and food sovereignty.

Working in partnership with The Safe Food Institute, which was established to conduct high quality research into issues of food safety and quality, The Safe Food Foundation aims to promote awareness of the health, social, economic and environmental effects of food production and consumption.

Safe Food Founders

Two key directors of The Safe Food Foundation are co-founders Scott Kinnear and Clive Blazey, both of whom are passionate about making food safe and protecting the rights of farmers and consumers to choose what they grow and eat.

The Safe Food Foundation’s Director, Scott Kinnear, originally studied Agricultural Science and has been a pivotal figure in the organic food industry for the last 20 years. The founder and owner of Organic Wholefoods, a veritable Melbourne organic institution with two stores in the city, Scott is the former and founding Chair of the Organic Federation of Australia, former director of Biological Farmers of Australia and former Chair of the Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES). Scott is the former Director of Hepburn Wind from start until November 2011 and the current Director of  the Safe Food Institute and Foundation.

Clive Blazey is the Executive Chairman and founder of The Digger’s Club, Australia’s largest garden club, and the author of no less than five books. Founded in 1978, The Digger’s Club is ‘anti-G.M., anti-industrial agriculture and pro-organic, campaigning to increase the growing of food in our backyards.’ Also laying claim to the most abundant range of heirloom vegetables, fruit plants and cottage flowers in Australia, The Digger’s Club teaches gardening, runs workshops, publishes books and  boasts two historic gardens including ‘Heronswood’ which ‘has two buildings listed on the Register of National Estate.’

16 Comments

  • Rose Taylor January 22, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Proponents of GM are not entitled to eradicate our food choices.

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  • nola smith of dairydale pastoral co February 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

    we are farmers at Boyanup western Australia and we produce seed and meat ,we are dedicated and passionate about continuing our farming at a level that is clean and healthy for future generations NOT JUST TODAY ,which all of us cannot guarantee when we have the catastrophe that is occurring with the steve marsh situation and many more in other parts of the globe ,the right of ALL people to have a choice to eat clean, unmodified ,unpolluted food is being destroyed .we all have an obligation to stop this multinational control over our food .we are what we eat!

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  • Emma Crowe February 10, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Hi. I work for BBC World Service radio in London. I’m putting together our World Business Report programme which goes out at 01:00 UK time – so in about 5 hours time. If anyone manages to read this in time, we’d really like to speak to someone about the GM court case in Australia and also get some wider information and views on the issue of GM contamination in general.

    My email address is emma.crowe@bbc.co.uk

    Kind regards
    Emma

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  • Colin Lake February 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    We have to stop this now!
    I urge all of my friends and family and anyone else interested in the next generation to donate something to this cause.
    If you have never done so before make this a cause you support!

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  • Xanthe February 11, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I am doing a school science project on GM.
    Can you provide me with information as to why GM food is harmful? I am researching to explore the science for and against GM.
    Faithfully
    Xanthe

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    • SFF February 12, 2014 at 11:30 am

      Hi Xanthe, Thank you for contacting us! We’d be very happy to help you and we’re really pleased to hear that you are doing a school project on genetic modification. A great place to start on a lot of questions regarding GM can be found on this website link: http://truefood.org.au/questionsandanswers/. If you click on the question, the answer will come up to the right of it. I hope it goes well for you! If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.

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  • Sally Dodds March 6, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Hi, I am interested to know how, in Australia, we can tell the origin of our food – both fresh and processed – when in many cases it is not labelled.
    “Made in”, is different to “packaged in”, or “produced in” – are there specific regulations to state the origins?
    i.e: oranges grown in China, may be processed in NZ, packaged in Australia and sold as Australian.
    How do we really know what the original product is treated with before it was processed?
    HELP!! I ask this on behalf of several others as well. What is being done in this country to make our food labelling more specific?
    Many thanks.
    SAlly

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    • SFF March 8, 2014 at 9:11 am

      Hi Sally, you raise important questions here that have been plaguing Australian producers for decades. Choice has done good work in this area and other NGO’s. The fight is ongoing. SFF does not have the resources at present to take this issue forward.

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      • Bee Winfield October 1, 2014 at 1:14 pm

        Hi Sally, May I suggest you get to “know the face of the grower” ( it is a Chinese proverb) when it comes to making the vitally important investment in your environment and families health which is food purchasing? Head for the nearest farmers market, seek out those purporting to grow organically then ask to visit their farm. Don’t take anyone’s word for anything, get to know the genuine organic growers by thorough investigation. Then support them as if your life depends on it, and grow your own food as much as possible also. Because your life quality really does depend on good food.

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  • Nikolas March 16, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    The world court has recently ruled that adding fluride to water is illegal as its been classified as medicine and mass forced medication is illegal under international and national laws. This now means our primary producers and other food producers cannot export products to Europe if the product is from a country that fluridates its water supply.

    What amazes me is the silence from organisations such as this one that are supposedly promoting healthy foods yet Diggers for example and its customers are using tap water containing fluride to water the plants.

    Interesting I find that those who run anti fluride forums /websites do not practice what they preach as they are part of the problem and work to ensure that no real action to have it removed from our water ever takes place.

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    • Bee Winfield October 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      Nic, get a water tank mate. You can try, as many like us and others have, to get the authorities to stop fluoridating the water but you will meet with the same closed case. Take matters into your own hands: Get hold of a clean recycled 200 litre blue plastic barrel or former olive drum, park it on bricks under a down pipe off a roof, secure some shadecloth over the top, and voila, safe drinking water, no mossies.

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  • Lily May 26, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    All the best Steve & SFF! You have every right to win this case & hopefully new laws protecting organic farming can come of it.

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  • Victoria Elston July 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Hope this helps….. We have to stop Monsanto

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  • Kari Scruby September 22, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    This is so unfair I hope everyone will donate something

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