Marketplace Food-Borne Diseases

Food-poisoning cases in Canada have doubled over the past 16 years, and many critics point to the way animals are raised and slaughtered as a major reason for this increase. Marketplace speaks with a former government inspector who says safety is compromised because there's a lot of pressure to produce more meat at a faster pace. And a slaughterhouse worker ...
  • 1998
  • 00:21:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Firsthand Forever Young

Forever Young is a film that challenges our view of aging and reveals new technologies which could significantly extend human life. Death is the ultimate insult to the scientific mind. While science, technology and medicine have advanced in leaps and bounds during the past century, humans have still not cracked the most elemental challenge of them all: how to conquer death ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

Country Canada Franken Foods

Food activists have coined the phrase "Franken Foods" and say the new technology puts us all at risk. For many farmers, it's just one more piece of technology that's both efficient and safe. Country Canada hears from both sides of the argument and talks to Prince Edward Island activist Aaron Koleszar, whose protests at the World Trade Organization meeting in ...
  • 2000
  • 00:10:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Land and Sea Fried Squirrels and Beaver Tales

Hazel Tubrett lived in Labrador for ten years. During that decade, she heard many tales of earlier days on the Labrador coast. How people lived, what they ate, how they survived, Hazel never forgot those stories. And when she eventually met her partner Dan Stanford, a trapper, she put some of them to good use…in the kitchen! In their cabin ...
  • 2010
  • 00:21:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Genetically Modified Salmon Approved by FDA

A genetically modified salmon that grows at twice the rate of regular salmon has been approved as food by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2015

News in Review - November 1999 Genetics In Food: Changing Mother Nature

According to many people, including scientists such as David Suzuki, scientific advances are not always consistent with or beneficial to consumers when long-range effects are unknown. This is the key issue behind the groundswell of opposition to genetically engineered food, an agricultural and marketing phenomenon that started in Europe. Despite the potential benefits of improved foodstuffs for alleviating global hunger, ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999

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Marketplace Gluten-free: The truth behind the trend

Celebrities are touting the benefits of gluten-free diet, and companies are pitching their own gluten-free products. An excellent piece on consumer awareness and dietary choices, this Marketplace episode reveals how a serious disease is becoming a marketer's dream, and what you should know before dropping gluten from your diet.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2015

Venture Grocery.com

How would you like to gamble with 70 million dollars of investor's money? Bill DiNardo is betting that Canadians will buy their apples, Windex and cookies by computer. This episode explores the new and risky business of online grocery shopping.
  • 2000
  • 00:07:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Guarana: More Kick Than Caffeine

Tea, coffee and colas are the only drinks Health Canada allows to contain caffeine. But drink makers have managed to slip around that requirement by using a natural ingredient called guarana. Many natural energy drinks contain guarana, the richest source of caffeine with two to three times the quantity of caffeine in coffee. Unsuspecting consumers are getting a bigger jolt ...
  • 2003
  • 00:18:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Healthy Profits: Cashing in on Active Living

Stronger. Higher. Faster. Healthy, active living is on everyone’s mind these days. And recession or not, people always want to eat well and take care of their bodies — and are willing to pay a premium to do it. With thousands of diet-specific food products on the market these days, diet food has become a multi-billion dollar industry. And within ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013