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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The Fifth Estate The Secrets of Sugar

We’ve heard for years about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt. But there have never been recommended limits for sugar on Canadian food labels, despite emerging research that suggests the sweet stuff may be making more of us fat and sick. The Fifth Estate’s Gillian Findlay digs into the surprising science — and the reaction from the ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:49
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/14/2014

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

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

Marketplace Trouble's Brewing

With so many Canadians making coffee shops a part of their daily routine — in fact, spending five billion dollars a year — just how do the top chains fare when it comes to food safety? Erica Johnson makes the rounds with a Calgary health inspector to reveal the rigours of regular inspections that both large and small businesses must ...
  • 2006
  • 00:26:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

The Passionate Eye Wasted! The Story of Food Waste New

What if every time you opened your wallet, a third of your cash fell out – and you did nothing about it? Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten – for one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage. In the U.S., that’s $218 billion – or 1.3 billion ...
  • 2017
  • 01:26:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/17/2018

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 Weight Watchers' new plan draws heavy criticism New

WeightWatchers' new plan to help youth stay healthy is drawing heavy criticism from dietitians. The company says it's not just focusing on calorie-counting anymore but rather healthy eating. However, WeightWatchers is now facing calls to cancel its offer by the U.S. National Eating Disorders Association, which says the issue of obesity goes deeper than what you eat.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

The National What We Eat

In North America, food is a multi-billion dollar a year industry encompassing everything from advertising to production to sales. Everyone needs food. The biggest paradox is this: we’ve known for 100 years what we should be eating, and now we know even more about what we’re eating. So why then, in a culture that focuses on thin, is obesity on ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013