News in Review - February 2014 Addiction and the Food Industry

There is science behind the manufacturing of the foods we eat — science that makes us crave more, eat more, want more. That science is being used every day by the food giants to keep us hooked. They use sugar, salt and liquid fat to make foods as addictive as narcotics. In this report, CBC health reporter Kelly Crowe investigates ...
  • 2014
  • 00:15:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2014

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Desjardins Vignettes Advertising

Many ads make false promises. Could you recognize them?
  • 2014
  • 00:01:15
  • General
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

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Marketplace Are you being served? / Coffee cups update

Are you being served?: Scanning your own groceries, booking your travel, printing your own tickets, selecting your own seats. It’s not just about convenience: we’re doing a lot of work ourselves that companies used to do for us. But while we’re doing the work, are we seeing the savings? - - Coffee cups update: Last fall, we revealed that cups ...
  • 2016
  • 00:21:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/23/2016

Witness Ask a Silly Question

Opinion polls are very influential, determining everything from how we are governed to what we eat for breakfast. But this is a completely unregulated industry, subject to human frailty and open to abuse. This offbeat and often hilarious documentary uses bogus polls to show how easily people will comment on subjects they clearly know nothing about. Viewers are then taken ...
  • 1998
  • 00:44:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Avery Wines: The Brandman

This case study tracks the struggles of Liz and David Avery as they try to put their wine on the best tables in Vancouver after six years of nurturing their grapes. Their bank manager suggests brand man Bernie Hadley-Beauregard, who tries to re-name, re-brand and retail their wine, all in a very short timeframe. Watch as Bernie the Brandman doggedly ...
  • 2003
  • 00:26:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Best before: How supermarkets sell you old food

We rely on best before dates to make sure food is fresh and we don’t get sick. But how reliable are they? Supermarket insiders tell all and share common tricks some grocery stores use to give your favourite foods a second life.
  • 2015
  • 00:22:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2017

Marketplace Buying Into Sexy: The Sexing Up of Tweens

The $1.7 billion business of selling bodies has a grip on youth culture, infecting those between the ages of 8 and 14. This investigation uncovers the sexualization of young girls as they are bombarded with ads, media programs and messages urging them to mimic their favourite pop idols and scantily-clad models. This fast-paced feature follows three tweeners, revealing how they're ...
  • 2005
  • 00:25:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Calorie Confidential

Your neighbourhood casual-dining chain is serving meals positively loaded with fat and calories and sodium, in amounts far surpassing those usually found in fast food. Marketplace had nutritional analyses done on popular items from several chain restaurants. As Wendy Mesley reports, a single meal at one of these restaurants could actually contain more calories than most of us should eat in ...
  • 2007
  • 00:25:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Brand Canada Canada the Good? New

Simon Anholt, the renowned policy analyst behind the Good Country Index, assesses the international perception of Canada — and whether we're as "good" as we think we are.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2017

The National Canada's Brands: Can They Compete?

Canada is losing many of its manufacturing jobs to overseas markets. The rising dollar makes Canadian goods more expensive abroad and some manufacturers say they're being forced to look elsewhere or go out of business. Canada's Brands focuses on four companies that proudly wear the Made in Canada label. What are the challenges they face? What keeps them from leaving? ...
  • 2007
  • 00:18:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013