News in Review - April 2007 Fashion and the Dangerously Thin

Obesity is a major problem in Canada. But while shedding a few pounds can sometimes be a healthy choice, being too thin can be bad for you. Doctors have been noticing an increase in eating disorders, and some of them blame the fashion industry. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the industry has been accused of sending out ...
  • 2007
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2007

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Venture Fast Food Lane

You can live without a new car and you can live without new clothes, but nobody gives up eating. So you might think the food business is the safest and most predictable of all. Demand is constant. Or is it? Reality check in aisle nine! Whether it’s low-carb, low sodium, cholesterol-free or zero trans fat, food fads keep companies constantly ...
  • 2004
  • 00:09:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Field of Genes

The National takes a look at the promise and the peril of bioengineered food. Foods that we are eating are being genetically altered. Are these high tech foods safe? This documentary deals with the reality that more and more bio-engineered food is arriving in stores daily and consumers don't know what's been genetically altered and what's not. The issue of control ...
  • 1997
  • 00:45:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Fishy foods: Your seafood may not be what it says on the package

There may be something fishy about your seafood — it might not actually be what it says on the package. Oceana Canada, an ocean research charity, is hoping citizen scientists in Halifax armed with DNA kits will help them sniff out seafood fraud. The group estimates as much as 40 per cent of seafood sold in Canada is mislabelled.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/12/2018

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

Venture Food Fights

There is a nasty food fight going on in the grocery business. Brand-name products are being pushed off the shelves by grocery chains promoting their own private labels and food manufacturers are caught in the squeeze.
  • 2000
  • 00:08:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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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The Nature of Things Food or Famine

Is the human population going to outstrip the earth's food supply? Side effects of recent food surpluses include environmental problems such as soil erosion, salinization and chemical pollution. Food or Famine looks at projects in North America, Chile, Indonesia, Africa and India which are participating in a worldwide movement to return to agricultural methods based on sound ecological principles. But ...
  • 1996
  • 01:32:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2003 Food Safety: From Store to Fork

The numbers are staggering and the threat almost always unseen. It’s estimated that two million Canadians a year will suffer from food poisoning and on average about 30 will die. In restaurants, grocery stores and at home there’s constant danger from microscopic organisms such as E. coli that can sneak through even the most secure food safety net. News in ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2003

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What a Waste Food Waste

Health officials estimate North Americans throw out about one-third of our groceries, while millions go hungry in other parts of the world. Scientists are working to turn that wasted food into plastic, animal feed, even fuel.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014