Safe Food Foundation
We are a not for profit, campaigning and advocacy organization that works to promote awareness surrounding our food production and consumption. Through campaigning activities, including various projects with partnering not-for-profit organisations such as Friends of the Earth Australia and Gene Ethics, the Safe Food Foundation aims to encourage food production that enhances our health, is sustainable for the environment and beneficial to our social systems.
Where necessary, The Safe Food Foundation works to put pressure on relevant food regulators to rigorously and transparently assess and manage the risks stemming from the use of agricultural technologies such as GM, chemicals, nanotechnology and irradiation, while educating consumers so that they know precisely what they are eating and how that food has been produced.
A key project is assisting Steve Marsh, a farmer from Kojonup, Western Australia, whose organic farm was contaminated in late 2010, allegedly by a neighbouring farmer’s GM canola. As a result of this contamination he has lost his organic certification.
Steve has recently announced his intention to issue proceedings in the WA Supreme Court through Slater & Gordon Lawyers, seeking compensation for loss and damage from his GM neighbour. The Safe Food Foundation is coordinating fundraising to support Steve’s potentially landmark case through Friends of the Earth Australia.
Please consider helping our work at The Safe Food Foundation by making a donation.
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.’