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News in Review - April 2021 Crisis Management: From COVID-19 to Climate Change

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who predicted the current pandemic back in 2015, is also a crusader in the ongoing battle to bring the world's climate under control. He has advice on how the world can emerge from the COVID-19 crisis and is now looking for ways to tackle climate change. Meanwhile, inventive Canadians are doing their part to ...
  • 2021
  • 00:18:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/11/2021

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News in Review - February 2020 Killing Aspen: The Glyphosate Debate

Glyphosate is an herbicide which is marketed under the commercial name of Roundup. Originally created by the Monsanto Corporation, now owned by Bayer, it is the most widely used weed-killer in Canada. It’s sprayed on major food crops like corn, soy and wheat. It’s also widely used in forestry and land management, as it kills off undergrowth and larger trees ...
  • 2020
  • 00:11:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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Jimmy's Food Price Hike Jimmy's Food Price Hike, Episode 2: Wheat, pork, chocolate

Jimmy examines our shrinking chocolate bars, reveals how extreme weather in America is affecting the cost of a loaf of bread and why the price of pork has gone up.
  • 2014
  • 00:48:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/02/2020

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Jimmy's Food Price Hike Jimmy's Food Price Hike, Episode 3: Rice, salmon, beef

Jimmy looks at why the price of salmon, rice and beef have gone up in recent years.
  • 2014
  • 00:48:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/02/2020

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Jimmy's Food Price Hike Jimmy's Food Price Hike, Episode 1: Corn, egg, coffee

Jimmy Doherty uncovers why staple ingredients we take for granted are increasing in price, and why the era of cheap food may be over for good. In this episode Jimmy looks at the growing cost of breakfast and finds out why, in the future, the price of oil might drive up the price of your cornflakes, eggs, corn and coffee. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:48:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/30/2020

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Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Pebble Eaters

Nature is full of surprises! The more time we spend in nature, the more hidden secrets are uncovered. Sometimes you might think that a plant or animal behaves a certain way and then as you take time to explore and observe them, they can reveal so many new and surprising things about themselves. This was the case for Scout & ...
  • 2017
  • 00:05:25
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 03/24/2020

Country Canada The problem with pesticides

Nobody wants a wormy apple – not consumers and certainly not farmers. That's why pesticides are considered a must for today's large-scale agricultural operations. The downside is that pesticides used by farmers in the Great Lakes basin drain into the lakes, posing a threat to wildlife and, quite possibly, human health. Twenty agricultural chemicals have been identified in the lakes ...
  • 1996
  • 00:09:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2020

Documentary The Family Farm

In a journey across the majestic Canadian countryside, The Family Farm explores the diverse agricultural pursuits of earnest farm families and serves as a window into small scale farming. A season spent with these farmers and others reveals the key role they play in sustaining traditional farm knowledge, promoting environmental stewardship and maintaining food security. The Family Farm focuses on ...
  • 2014
  • 01:10:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/11/2020

News in Review - March 2019 Canada's New Food Guide: Eating Healthier to Live Better

In January 2019 Health Canada released its new revised food guide. It was the first update of the nutritional eating manual in 12 years. Gone is the emphasis on serving sizes and food groups, replaced now with larger portions of fruit and vegetables and more plant-based proteins. The new guide has its fans and its haters. Some praise Health Canada ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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News in Review - February 2019 Food's Carbon Footprint: Creating Sustainable Sources

The food we eat is under threat. There's less arable land and more people to feed than ever before. Add to that the fact that everything we produce leaves a carbon footprint. Greenhouse gases are created in the way we grow, harvest, ship, store, package, cook and dispose of the food we eat. So how do we make our food ...
  • 2019
  • 00:19:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2019

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The National How do you feed a world dealing with climate change?

As the planet keeps on warming, new technology aims to mitigate climate change to some extent. However, some warming has already happened. With more to come, people will need to adapt. Consider the stakes in Africa. Countries there already import billions worth of food. If the deserts keep encroaching, if the droughts get worse, feeding people will get harder and ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

The National Hydroponic farming looks to offer food stability across Canada

In the wake of yet another romaine lettuce E. coli scare, high-tech hydroponic urban farming is making a case for itself as a made-in-Canada solution for the contamination problem.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

The National New technology gets fresh food to remote Canadian communities

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 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

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

The 180 Making the Case for Supply Management

Canadian dairy farmers worry for the future of supply management, the system that protects farmers from foreign competition, and sets the price of milk. Canada is in negotiations to create the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade and investment treaty with 11 other Pacific countries. Despite assurances from the government, dairy farmers worry open borders will mean the end of government protection.
  • 2015
  • 00:12:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2015

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