News in Review - October 2008 Deadly Bacteria Strike Canadians

In mid August 2008, an outbreak of deadly Listeria bacteria led to a massive recall of contaminated lunch meats and other products. By early September, 12 people had died. In this News in Review story we’ll look at listeriosis and what is being done to improve the safety of the food we eat.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - October 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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The Nature of Things Diabetes: Blood Sugar, Sweat and Tears

More than 70 years after the historic discovery of insulin, Canadian scientists continue to break new ground in the field of diabetes. Many have long claimed to be on the cusp of a cure but insulin remains the most accessible and widely used treatment. In this episode of The Nature of Things, David Suzuki explores the new therapies Canadian scientists ...
  • 1993
  • 00:46:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Dot. Dinner for Thirty

Over-excited at the chance to use a 3D food printer, Dot accidentally prints far too many dog bones and has to ask for help when her house goes to the dogs.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/07/2017

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

Fortune Hunters Dollar-Wise Dining: Selling Quick Meal Solutions

In this shaky economy, just about everyone is keeping a tighter hold on their wallet. Canadians are trying to cut back on food expenses and, for many of us, that means going back to basics. Almost 90 per cent of Canadians are planning to eat out less this year than they did last year. But while that may be bad ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

The National Drinking bottled water could be bad for your health

Drinking bottled water could be bad for your health. A CBC Marketplace investigation found that many Canadian bottled water brands contain microplastics. Those microplastics can enter a human's bloodstream and stay there, however the potential impact on people hasn't been studied.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

News in Review - November 2012 E. Coli Health Hazard

In September 2012, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a notice informing Canadians not to eat beef products produced at XL Foods near Edmonton, Alberta. The CFIA had been made aware that there was a problem when a beef shipment being trucked across the border into the United States was identified as contaminated by the U.S. Food Safety Inspection ...
  • 2012
  • 00:15:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2012

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Fortune Hunters Easy Meals: The Ready-To-Eat Trend

With Canadians working longer hours than ever, many people are just too busy to cook but still want a home-cooked meal. Combine that with an increased focus on health and nutrition and you've got a hot market full of new companies offering options in the "ready-to-eat" category. From Dartmouth, NS, Greg and Paulette Dunn are running their meal assembly kitchen, ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013