Addiction and the Food Industry
  • 2014
  • 00:15:24
  • 13-14

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 ...
Advertising
  • 2014
  • 00:01:15
  • General

Desjardins Vignettes
Advertising

Many ads make false promises. Could you recognize them?
Are You Being Served? (with Coffee Cups Update)
  • 2016
  • 00:21:28
  • 13-14

Marketplace
Are You Being Served? (with 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 ...
  • Added on: 08/23/2016
Ask a Silly Question
  • 1998
  • 00:44:42
  • 13-14

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 ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Avery Wines: The Brandman
  • 2003
  • 00:26:04
  • 13-14

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 ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Buying Into Sexy: The Sexing Up of Tweens
  • 2005
  • 00:25:34
  • 15-17

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 ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Calorie Confidential
  • 2007
  • 00:25:39
  • 13-14

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 ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Canada's Brands: Can They Compete?
  • 2007
  • 00:18:13
  • 13-14

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? ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Canada's Worst Cellphone Bill
  • 2009
  • 00:21:36
  • 13-14

Marketplace
Canada's Worst Cellphone Bill

In this excellent business ethics piece from Marketplace, Wendy Mesley gets the story behind the huge bills many Canadians rack up using their cellphones. For several months, Marketplace collected bills and stories from Canadians about the astronomical and sometimes mystifying charges they've received. Hear horror stories about all of the major Canadian carriers, their hidden fees and markups as high ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Canada's Worst Customer Service
  • 2012
  • 00:43:04
  • 13-14

Marketplace
Canada's Worst Customer Service

Professional secret shoppers are put to work across the country, documenting just how bad customer service can be.Complaining experts weigh in, and stores react when we reveal who wins at being worst.
  • Added on: 06/14/2013