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The National Sports drinks and energy drinks unhealthy for kids and teens

Most children and teens shouldn't consume sports and energy drinks, and the products should no longer be marketed to them, the Canadian Paediatric Society says. In a new position statement, the society said sports drinks are high in sugar, which contributes to the obesity epidemic as well as dental cavities.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/12/2018

The National Do Canadian schools need a food services makeover?

A coalition of food security advocates and parents say Canadian schools are doing a poor job at promoting health and nutrition and are calling for a new unified national food policy.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/12/2018

The Stats of Life Food

In this episode we meet the statistically average family that can’t seem to make time to eat healthy meals together. Plus, a large family that has 25 people over for dinner every Friday and a couple from the east coast who have so little money that to feed themselves they forage for food, tend a garden and barter for meals ...
  • 2017
  • 00:23:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/17/2018

News in Review - December 2017 Mind, Body and Spirit: Exploring Healthy Options

The Canadian government considers this country to be in a health crisis. Obesity, diabetes, cancer and mental health issues are on the rise and taking a toll on the country’s health services. But we can all take steps now to live a healthier and longer life. The CBC’s health reporter Christine Birak takes us through just a few of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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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 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 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 Canada We Are Canada, Episode 1

This opening episode of We Are Canada features a 25-year-old who's creating a global roadmap for accessibility, two cousins with an innovative idea for feeding Canada's hungry kids, plus more! Featuring Dr. Shawna Pandya, Sarah Polley, Jeremy Bryant, Andrew Hall and Maayan Ziv.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

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
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

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

Brain Games Food for Thought

In this episode, you'll discover that what goes into your stomach has less to do with your mouth and more to do with your brain. You'll also see how many of your food choices often have nothing to do with food. Through a series of interactive games and experiments you'll discover what makes you hungry, why you overeat and whether ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2016

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Firsthand Forever Young

Forever Young is a film that challenges our view of aging and reveals new technologies which could significantly extend human life. Death is the ultimate insult to the scientific mind. While science, technology and medicine have advanced in leaps and bounds during the past century, humans have still not cracked the most elemental challenge of them all: how to conquer death ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

The Nature of Things It Takes Guts

Eat less, move more. That’s the simple solution to losing weight – or so we’ve been told. But what if there was another hidden reason behind our obesity epidemic? Inside our intestines, there’s an entire ecosystem – our own “inner rainforest” – made up of microorganisms so small that millions could fit into the eye of a needle. But these tiny ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/09/2015

The Nature of Things The Curious Case of Vitamins and Me

Intrepid filmmaker and health-freak Bryce Sage travels from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco to find out why we really need vitamins and if we should be using supplements. While a balanced diet is surely the best way to get our vitamins, Bryce learns we may not be getting exactly what we need because of nutrition declines due to modern agricultural ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/29/2015

The Fifth Estate The War on Wheat

It's a multi-billion dollar battle for your belly. Millions of people are joining the anti-wheat revolution. Kellogg's, the world's largest cereal maker, has seen its biggest drop in sales since the 1970s. Food companies are selling off their struggling bread divisions. It's all because best-selling health evangelists say that wheat is causing everything from fat bellies to schizophrenia. But do ...
  • 2015
  • 00:37:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/02/2015

Marketplace Raging Bull: The Booster Drink Controversy

What's fueling the controvery over the energy drink "Red Bull"? Marketed as a natural health product, it contains a large amount of caffeine in each can, along with something called torene. Untested, it is served throughout North America and is popular with club goers and athletes. The danger? It's not meant to be mixed with alcohol and may cause serious ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2015

Marketplace Canada’s Restaurant Secrets

When we're eating out, we expect the places that make our food to be as clean as possible. But almost two million of us get sick every year. What's happening behind the scenes? Marketplace goes undercover in some of your favourite chains to reveal Canada's Restaurant Secrets. They've pored over thousands of inspection reports from coffee shops, fast-food and family dining ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/16/2014

Ideas Stuffed (Part 2 of 2)

For most of the 20th century, North American food consumption was relatively stable, but the 1980s marked the beginning of a dramatic shift. We're eating, on average, 200 calories per day more than we did just thirty years ago. We're eating larger portions, and we're eating more often. What happened to bring about this sudden change? In this two-part series ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/11/2014

Power & Politics Justice Murray Sinclair: Nutrition Experiments on Aboriginal Children

During and following World War II residential schools were used as laboratories where scientists would test the effects of several vitamin supplements and other products on the malnurished aboriginal individuals residing there, most of them children. Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, shares his opinion and knowledge on the matter.
  • 2013
  • 00:07:13
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

The National Aboriginal Children Used as Test Subjects

Newly surfaced documents shine a light on experiments that were conducted on hundreds of aboriginal individuals, most of them young children, during and following World War II. Residential schools were the testing grounds for government scientists to observe the effects of several products on the malnurished bodies of aboriginal children without their consent or even their knowing. 
  • 2013
  • 00:03:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

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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The Current Starvation Politics: Aboriginal Nutrition Experiments

If Canada is contrite about taking First Nations children from their families and sending them to residential schools, what apology is appropriate for not feeding them enough once there? We explore new revelations that some aboriginal people were kept intentionally malnourished for government nutritional experiments. Newly uncovered documents reveal that about the time Canadian soldiers shouldered weapons to stop some ...
  • 2013
  • 00:20:30
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

Ideas Stuffed (Part 1 of 2)

For most of the 20th century, North American food consumption was relatively stable, but the 1980s marked the beginning of a dramatic shift. We're eating, on average, 200 calories per day more than we did just thirty years ago. We're eating larger portions and we're eating more often. What happened to bring about this sudden change? In this two-part series Jill ...
  • 2013
  • 00:54:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/29/2014

Marketplace The Great Salt Shakedown

Eighty Canadians, 80 containers, and one of our most unusual tests ever! The Marketplace team looks at Canadians' diets and finds startling salt facts — the shocking amounts of sodium hidden in your food and how Ottawa lets the food industry get away with it.
  • 2013
  • 00:21:56
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/18/2013

News in Review - 2013-2014 2013 Death of the Honeybee

The humble pollinator of our flowers and food is dying at an alarming rate. Beekeepers are finding whole hives decimated. They blame a new insecticide called neonicotinonids.  Europe has already banned the insecticide. But in North America it is still widely in use. In this documentary farmers explain how the insecticide is boosting their harvest while beekeepers tell why the ...
  • 2013
  • 00:12:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

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