Meet our 2021 Awareness Month Ambassadors

Meet this year’s ambassadors for Australian Organic Awareness Month, the nation’s largest annual campaign celebrating the certified organic industry in Australia.

September is all about raising awareness of certified organic products, brands and businesses by educating consumers about why choosing certified organic is so important, and encouraging them to look for organic certification logos on their purchases.

Learn more about our 2021 ambassadors below. Remember to follow on social media to keep up with the latest news and updates!

Andy Allen

In 2012, Andy Allen was only one exam away from becoming a qualified electrician when he took a dare from a mate to enter as a contestant on MasterChef. After gaining entry, Andy admitted he was the most inexperienced cook in the competition, but he knew his fierce competitive streak gave him an outside chance. Andy swept the field in season 4 of Masterchef, becoming the youngest ever champion and earning more than a few fans along the way.

Andy first met Three Blue Ducks chefs Mark Labrooy and Darren Robertson on the show when they appeared as guest chefs. Mark told Andy to come and see them for a ‘real job’ when he was ready. Fast forward to 2016; Andy became a full-time member of The Ducks team as one of the head chefs and co-owner of the restaurant group.

Andy has won over audiences with his on-screen charm and laid back approach to food. After entering the spotlight during Masterchef, Andy has featured in the TV series’ Eat Australia on SBS, and Farm to Fork on TEN, before becoming the newest resident judge for season 12 (and now 13) of MasterChef Australia.

Andy’s style of cooking matches his personality – full of flavour and honesty, and he’s at his happiest in the outdoors catching and cooking a feast for his friends.

Stay updated by following Andy on social media @andyallencooks for the latest updates and organic recipes.

Anika Molesworth

In 2014, after recognising that science-based best practices needed to be more accessible, I founded Climate Wise Agriculture as a knowledge sharing platform for climate change as it relates to food systems around the world. You can learn more about my story and work by visiting the Climate Wise Agriculture website.

My love for the fragile land that I call home and my deep commitment to ensure farmers have a bright and productive future has developed my core values of respect, compassion and responsibility. Whether presenting on television, speaking on a stage, soil sampling in the field or discussing policy with politicians, it is done with integrity and expertise.

Mike Bennie

When Mike Bennie isn’t wandering vineyards on the four corners of the globe, he is a respected and high profile freelance wine and drinks writer, journalist and presenter. A lot of his work appears in the highly-regarded publication Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, he is wine/drinks editor for delicious. magazine and he is Editor-At-Large and contributor/writer to Australia’s most interactive wine commentary website,

Mike is an active wine judge in Australia and overseas, and a graduate of the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial. He is prolific with his wine and drinks work, is a regular presenter at corporate and industry events, and between travels to exotic vineyards around the world

Other AOAM 2021 you may like...

Using Macro Organic rolled oats and peanut butter, this quick and easy Organic Oat Slice is perfect for morning or afternoon tea!
Using bean ground & drunk certified organic coffee, this Spiced Vanilla & Cinnamon Coffee recipe puts a warming twist to your regular morning coffee.
View the interactive Taste of Your Region map for the Goulburn Valley in Victoria and find out where you can taste the best local organic produce.
Using new Inglewood Organic Chicken Strips, this Honey Chicken & Asian Greens recipe by Elise Blight is a healthy addition to this week's dinner menu!
This Australian Organic Awareness Month, we're encouraging Aussie shoppers to 'swap' in an organic product in their weekly shop. We've put together 6 of the easiest items to swap in to support organic farmers and make healthier choices for you and your family.
View the interactive Taste of Your Region map for the Goulburn Valley in Victoria and find out where you can taste the best local organic produce.
This healthy and easy Lemon & Herb Chicken With Piri Piri Coleslaw & Sweet Potato Chips recipe by Live Love Nourish uses NEW Cleaver’s Organic Chicken Lemon & Herbs.
Bean Alliance produce award winning organic and fair trade coffees in their bean ground and drunk and Fair Coffee ranges.
Founder of Clémence Organics, Naturopath Bridget Carmady, let's us know why she doesn't believe in skin types, and how she manages her own skin through the changing of seasons.
Australia’s number 1 Certified Organic wine brand, Angove Organic, has continued to grow throughout 2021 as consumers switch to healthier wine, more care for the environment and a strong trust in the brand.
Kialla Pure Organics produce high-quality flours and wholefoods using the best grains from organic farmers. Their new range of innovative products can help you bake up organic treats in no time at all!
Inglewood Organic is Australia's leading producer of Organic Free-Range chicken and are dedicated to rearing premium quality chicken using strict Certified Organic farming methods.
View the interactive Taste of Your Region map for the Goulburn Valley in Victoria and find out where you can taste the best local organic produce.
Celebrate Australian Organic Awareness Month with this moist Organic Greek Yoghurt Loaf recipe by Ayla Renham, made with Jalna Organic Farm to Pot yoghurt.
Chef and MasterChef judge Andy Allen is this year's Australian Organic Awareness Month Ambassador and has cooked up this special recipe, championing certified organic ingredients.
Murray River Organic's new toasted muesli flavours are proudly made with Australian oats and boast an exciting range of Certified Organic ingredients!
View the interactive Taste of Your Region map for the Darling Downs, Qld, and see which organic producers are in your back yard.
Enviroganic Farm is Australia’s leading Organic chicken and turkey producer. Being the longest established producers in the industry, they have a commitment to providing the highest possible quality and sustainability through their certified produce.
Treat yourself during Australian Organic Awareness Month with delicious Jalna organic yoghurt. Made with whole milk from Certified Organic Australian dairy farms that employ ethical and sustainable farming practices, they’re good for the environment and great on practically any dish you can think of.
Farmer and scientist Anika Molesworth discusses the challenges Australian farmers face with changing climatic conditions and how organic agriculture could provide the answer.
To celebrate Australian Organic Awareness Month, we’re encouraging shoppers to swap out one product for a certified organic alternative to go into the draw to win some fantastic prizes, including a major prize pack worth over $250!*
From farm to plate, join in the celebrations this September and learn why organic is the best choice for you and your family.
Organic food is better for your health, animal welfare and for the environment. Dr Sarah Lantz provides us with some tips to get more bang for your buck when buying organically.
Whether you’re already a devoted organic shopper, curious about organics or completely new to the concept, there are so many ways you can get involved and show your support to organic producers this September.
Are you a certified organic producer, or looking to become one? We’ve put together a few simple ways you can get involved this September.
Whether you’re a certified organic retailer or simply sell certified organic products in your store, there are so many ways you can get involved this September.
We are excited to announce chef, MasterChef winner and co-host, and co-founder of the Three Blue Ducks, Andy Allen, as our 2021 Awareness Month ambassador.