Nourishing Australia Inc is not for profit organisation and a registered charity dedicated to raising awareness of food and farming and health issues. We educate by means of literature, web links and running events with guest speakers and support individuals and groups who are engaged in similar work. Our seminar series in 2011 and 2012 were very succesful and we have some big plans for 2014.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
The immune systems of both the earth and its inhabitants are intimately related to the soil, water and air. The direct link to human health is unquestionable.
We bring together information and articles about a wide range of food, farming, environmental and community issues and link to supportive and like minded groups and organisations - many of whom are making a great difference but are not necessarily known to each other. By creating a broad coalition we can make a powerful difference.
The most important underlying factor is nourishing our soils. To repair the damage of the devastating effects of industrial agriculture, we need to go way beyond sustainable practices. We need to raise awareness of and promote regenerative agriculture.
We emphasise the importance of caring about the quality of our food, where it comes from, how it is produced and the farmers who produce it. Consumers need to create a demand for clean, nourishing nutrient-dense foods and farmers need to be be rewarded for producing them. eg One of the most important things we do is support the grass- fed meat movement which leads to healthy soils and grasslands. We would like to see everyone asking their butcher for grass fed meat rather than feed-lot meat which is marketed as "grain-fed" as if it were a good thing! Feed-lot beef is like battery chicken!
We also present cutting-edge and somewhat politically-incorrect nutritional information including the role of cholesterol in the body. The fear of saturated fat and cholesterol underpins a great deal of nutritional and medical advice. It makes people afraid of many nourishing grass-fed animal foods and encourages them to eat many of the foods which may cause the very problems they are trying to avoid.
Our Traditional Foods Network is a campaign of Nourishing Australia. It educates about the health benefits of traditional foods as opposed to modern, refined, processed foods and will promote the wonderful work of Dr Weston A Price which has been preserved and disseminated by the Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation who publish his book ' Nutrition and Physical Degeneration'.
Our board is a group of passionate and dedicated people who really care about making a difference
Jenni Ahmat - Holistic Vet WA
Ron Ehrlich - Holistic Dentist NSW
Faye Liu - Lawyer and food activist ACT
Kate Netchitowsky - Food activist , WAPF chapter leader SA
Julie Phillips Wise Food educator and health practitioner, WAPF Chapter leader QLD
Vicki Poulter - Co-founder, Food and farming activist NSW
Tim Poulter - Co-founder, Marketing and business consultant NSW
Bogdan Sikorski - pharmacologist and toxicologist ACT
Bev Smith - Biodynamic dairy farmer, WAPF chapter leader VIC
Rod Zemanek -Biochemical engineer, researcher and organic farmer NSW