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

The National The Cost of Living

From the grocery store to the gas station, consumers are facing some unpleasant surprises at the till. World events have triggered a big jump in the cost of oil and gas, and according to the United Nations, that could further destabilize already volatile world food markets. For Canadians, the average cost of basic necessities has been climbing steadily for months, ...
  • 2010
  • 00:15:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

Doc Zone The Great Food Revolution: 24 Hours, 24 Million Meals (Part 3 of 4)

In Episode 3 of The Great Food Revolution, see how New York feeds 24 million people in one 24-hour slice. The same choreographed dance of supply and demand (and clean up!) happens in urban areas all over the world, every day. Meet dockworkers, fishmongers, chefs, shoppers, Wall Street tycoons and street vendors, all trying to grab their share of the daily ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone The Great Food Revolution: Battle to Get on Your Plate (Part 2 of 4)

In Episode 2 of The Great Food Revolution, follow the fierce competition in the food industry. Last year alone, a staggering 18,000 new products were developed for our supermarket shelves. Food manufacturers are in a battle to win consumer loyalty like never before. Exotic, organic and fair-trade are on everyone’s lips. Large grocers must stay atop trends to compete with ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone The Great Food Revolution: Food of the Future (Part 4 of 4)

What will we be eating in the next five years? Pay a visit to the assembly lines of the world’s biggest food company, the cutting-edge kitchens of “molecular gastronomists” and laboratories where scientists cook up petri-dish steak. Provocative, edgy and even surreal, the finale of The Great Food Revolution series ventures into the great unknown to see the future of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone The Great Food Revolution: Great Food Revolution (Part 1 of 4)

In Episode 1 of the The Great Food Revolution, find out how in just 30 years North American diners have gone from “Yuk! I’m not eating that!” to “Guess what I ate last night!” Our penchant for the exotic has buoyed a booming global food trade and a modern food-processing industry. Yet despite all this passion for food, fewer and ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

Doc Zone The New Green Giants

The last 10 years has seen a phenomenal explosion in the organic food movement as it has moved from niche market to mainstream. Today, it is the fastest growing segment of the food industry, attracting all of the major food corporations. The New Green Giants looks at a number of these new and old organic corporations, and shows how they are ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

We are the Best The Peameal Bacon Sandwich

How do you make the most of a cured cut of peameal bacon? You slice it and fry it. That's the kind of thinking that brought the world famous peameal bacon sandwich into existence. For 40 years, Carousel Bakery, birthplace of the peameal sandwich, has been serving the crowds at Toronto's St. Lawrence Market. Now tourists from all over the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2017