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CBC Kids News Will we run out of food during the coronavirus outbreak?

Have you seen pictures of empty grocery store shelves? That’s because people started stocking up on food and supplies when the government imposed strict rules on social distancing. But people who deliver food to grocery stores and who stock shelves are still working. They’re being extra careful so they don’t spread the coronavirus, but they’re still at work, so we ...
  • 2020
  • 00:01:12
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/30/2020

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 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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Fortune Hunters Exotic Foods: The Business Behind Global Tastes

Meat and potatoes no more. Nowadays it's samosas, tzatziki, and szechwan! As North America has become more ethnically diverse, so have our palates. And with Canadians traveling the world more than ever, we're coming home hungry for new-found flavours. Call it gastronomic globalization! Big companies are taking aim at the exotic trend: Pringles now offers Thai sweet chili flavour and ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Product of Canada, eh? Misleading Food Labels

Eating local is hot this year. But here's the thing. "Product of Canada" doesn't actually mean the food is from around here. All it means, legally speaking, is that at least 51% percent of its production costs were spent in Canada. As Wendy Mesley's report reveals, sometimes "Product of Canada" has been to three continents before it lands here.
  • 2007
  • 00:23:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Fast Food Lane

You can live without a new car and you can live without new clothes, but nobody gives up eating. So you might think the food business is the safest and most predictable of all. Demand is constant. Or is it? Reality check in aisle nine! Whether it’s low-carb, low sodium, cholesterol-free or zero trans fat, food fads keep companies constantly ...
  • 2004
  • 00:09:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Food Fights

There is a nasty food fight going on in the grocery business. Brand-name products are being pushed off the shelves by grocery chains promoting their own private labels and food manufacturers are caught in the squeeze.
  • 2000
  • 00:08:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Grocery.com

How would you like to gamble with 70 million dollars of investor's money? Bill DiNardo is betting that Canadians will buy their apples, Windex and cookies by computer. This episode explores the new and risky business of online grocery shopping.
  • 2000
  • 00:07:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2008 The Push to Grow More Food in Canada

Thanks to modern transportation, Canadians can enjoy fruits and vegetables from all over the world. But as the amount of foreign produce continues to increase, the amount of home-grown fruits and vegetables has been dropping. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how one community in Ontario is trying to reverse that trend by getting people to “buy local.”
  • 2008
  • 00:13:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2008

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News in Review - May 2008 Rising Food Prices Threaten Millions

The prices of basic food like wheat, corn and rice have been soaring all over the world. In many poor countries millions of people are facing hunger and malnutrition. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what’s causing this global crisis. We’ll also show you how rising prices are helping Canadian farmers but hurting people in countries like ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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