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The National New technology gets fresh food to remote Canadian communities | The Fix

New technology is helping get fresh food to remote Canadian communities. It's a portable hydroponic garden system called the 'Growcer' and it could be the fix these communities have been looking for to keep food costs down and lead a healthier lifestyle.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/12/2018

We are the Best The Cold Snap Pear from the Niagara Valley

Thanks to a group of researchers and producers from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., Canadians can now enjoy local pears all year round. Dr. Amy Bowen heads up the research on the Cold Snap pear at Vineland Growers' Co-operative. In this episode of We Are The Best, she explains to chef Ricardo Larrivée how this Canadian invention was developed, and makes her pitch for ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2017

We are the Best Hemingford Ice Cider

Twenty years ago, nobody knew anything about ice cider, but Domaine Neige owner François Pouliot managed to build a global brand off of the cold Canadian beverage. Now people all over the world are lining up to have a little taste of Quebec. Forty-five minutes south of Montreal, in the village of Hemmingford, Pouliot grows, hand picks and processes the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2017

We are the Best Couscous from Candiac

What do Casablanca and Candiac, Quebec, have in common? Couscous. Did you know that 400 tons of couscous is shipped across the Atlantic every year? Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he gets to the root of this golden grain.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best Beef from Cochrane

Why Alberta's grasslands are the perfect place to raise cattle. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée for a day of feeding the herd on the lush and temperate grasslands of southern Alberta, as he learns where Canadian beef begins.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best Maple Syrup from Saint-Robert-Bellarmin

Step inside two Quebec sugar shacks — one vintage, the other state-of-the-art. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he taps into the sweet heart of maple country and learns just how much the industry has changed.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best Icewine from Niagara Peninsula

Canadians didn't invent icewine — but we did perfect it. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he tours the famed Inniskillin estate winery in the Niagara Peninsula and explores the intricacies of this classic Canadian beverage.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best Lentils from Riceton

When it comes to lentils, this 65-person Sask. town proves that small things can pack a punch. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he roams the Sask. fields and learns why lentils may be the key to a sustainable food future.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best Sparkling Cider from Rougemont

This pioneering Quebec cider house is spearheading Canada's craft cider revival. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he explores what goes into making world-class cider.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best Dried Peas from Landis

Why Canada is becoming the pantry of the world (think: peas). Dried peas from Landis, Sask., are sold in over 75 countries. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he learns about the power of the pulse.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

We are the Best Mustard Seeds from Cabri

Did you know that Canada is the largest producer of high-quality mustard in the world? Condiment makers like Maille use Canadian seeds for their famous Dijon. In fact, they end up buying more than 5,000 tonnes of yield every year — enough for more than 1.9 billion small jars of mustard. Farmers like Kevin Hursh from Cabri, Sask., are part ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2017

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 6

Putting seed production back in the hands of the small farmer; preserving the stories of residential school survivors; and building cameras for a new frontier of ocean discovery. In this episode: Adam Gobi, Jane Rabinowicz and Ry Moran.  
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/25/2017

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 4

Two serial entrepreneurs are bringing the farm to the city with economically sustainable rooftop greenhouses, an architectural design firm with a rebellious streak plots a revolution in city building, and a marine biologist is inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards by bringing school kids to the ocean floor. In this episode: Lauren Rathmell, Mohamed Hage, Alexander Josephson and Maeva ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/24/2017

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 3

A 17-year-old prodigy is changing the way we look at the world. An award-winning epidemiologist embarks on a mission to change how we think about drug addiction, and a young man fights against deforestation. In this episode: Kahlil Baker, Maya Burhanpurkar and Dan Werb.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2017

We are the Best Lac La Ronge Wild Rice

Farmer Tom Hamilton spends late August boating around the shallow shorelines and bays of Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan. He is harvesting some of the world's most nutritious wild rice, which will later be bought and processed by the Northern Lights Food Company. The goal is not to harvest as much rice as possible, but to harvest the best quality rice ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/17/2017

We are the Best Lavaltrie Strawberry Plants

The strawberries from your local grocery store may grow in the U.S., but there is a chance they got their start in Quebec. It is on farms like Production Lareault, in Lavaltrie, where strawberry seedlings begin to sprout. On this farm alone, there are 35 strawberry varieties being grown and another 150 being tested. All these different types of strawberries ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/17/2017

We are the Best Edgeley Wheat

You may not know that Canada is the world's premier exporter of durum wheat. In the small town of Edgeley, Saskatchewan, farmer Franck Groeneweg and his family spend their days cultivating top quality grain that is used in pasta all over the world — including Italy. Join Ricardo as he learns about the passion and technology behind the product. You'll ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/17/2017

The National This Igloo Greenhouse Could Revolutionize Food Production in the North

A Ryerson University student has built a greenhouse on the Arctic Circle that allows people in the far North to grow fresh produce.
  • 2016
  • 00:05:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Hidden Snack

After harvesting tasty treats from his vegetable garden, Scout helps the Gumboot Kids discover a delicious snack that's hidden away.
  • 2015
  • 00:04:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/15/2016

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Polkadot Gardener

After a morning of pulling weeds and planting seeds, Scout gives the Gumboot Kids three clues to help them discover how a polkadot gardener helps his garden grow. The Gumboot Kids will have to work together to solve this nature mystery.
  • 2015
  • 00:04:44
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/15/2016

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Four Legged Kid

After visiting a neighbour's farm, Scout sends the Gumboot Kids to a barnyard to find an animal with hooves and horns. But where's the four legged kid?
  • 2015
  • 00:04:13
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/15/2016

Marketplace Egg crackdown: Are ethical eggs actually better?

"Nest-laid," "free-run," "free-range" and "organic": egg cartons hold a lot of big promises about what’s inside and how they got there. The Marketplace team tests the marketing on supermarket eggs and asks companies if we can see for ourselves what the labels really mean for chickens and for consumers.
  • 2016
  • 00:21:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/22/2016

News in Review - November 1991 Farmers Revolt

The plight of Canada's grain farmers and the politics and economics of the grain industry are examined.
  • 1991
  • 00:10:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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As It Happens Right to Farm Amendment in Missouri

This summer the state of Missouri has been debating an amendment to enshrine farming as a constitutional right. At first glance the "right to farm" seems uncontroversial. But some say the amendment is an underhanded attempt to shield big farming and agricultural corporations from public scrutiny, regulation and the enforcement of animal rights rules. As It Happens discusses the issue with Eric ...
  • 2014
  • 00:06:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

La semaine verte Urban Agriculture

Radio-Canada looks into the urban farming phenomenon in Montreal, where community gardens have been a staple for decades; in Toronto, where people have taken their crops to the skies for lack of space; and in Detroit, a city that is reclaiming space left vacant after abandoned buildings are demolished. It is in “bombed-out” locales like Detroit that urban farming really ...
  • 2012
  • 00:41:06
  • Added on: 09/24/2013