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.’