Marketplace Organic Food Primer

Organic food is the fastest growing segment of the food industry in Canada. The use of pesticides, genetically modified foods, and antibiotics in animals are a few of the reasons people are choosing organic. But is it really better for you, and is it better for the planet? When you buy organic food, what does that label really mean? Which ...
  • 2000
  • 00:22:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Perfect Health: Hot Trend, Tough Market

There are so many ways to sell health. Private clinics, fitness classes, vitamins, supplements, special foods and drinks and clothing — even health trips! Everybody wants to live long, active lives and they’ll spend good money to increase their chance to do that! In Vancouver, entrepreneur Michael Bentley is selling SierraSil, a mineral supplement promising improved mobility. In Dartmouth, Marc ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Product of Canada, Eh? Misleading Food Labels

Eating local is hot this year. But here's the thing. "Product of Canada" doesn't actually mean the food is from around here. All it means, legally speaking, is that at least 51% percent of its production costs were spent in Canada. As Wendy Mesley's report reveals, sometimes "Product of Canada" has been to three continents before it lands here.
  • 2007
  • 00:23:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Programmed to Be Fat

Obesity in Canada has doubled in less than 30 years. 59% of all Canadians are now either overweight or obese. A small group of scientists have begun looking beyond the obvious because of a group that can’t chew, let alone jog: infant obesity rose more than 70% in just 20 years. You can’t blame them for unhealthy lifestyles.  The scientists ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Raging Bull: The Booster Drink Controversy

What's fueling the controvery over the energy drink "Red Bull"? Marketed as a natural health product, it contains a large amount of caffeine in each can, along with something called torene. Untested, it is served throughout North America and is popular with club goers and athletes. The danger? It's not meant to be mixed with alcohol and may cause serious ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2015

News in Review - May 2008 Rising Food Prices Threaten Millions

The prices of basic food like wheat, corn and rice have been soaring all over the world. In many poor countries millions of people are facing hunger and malnutrition. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what’s causing this global crisis. We’ll also show you how rising prices are helping Canadian farmers but hurting people in countries like ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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CBC News Saskatchewan Shedding the Past: The Battle to Lose Weight

Statistics show that as a nation, we’re getting fat. Some take risky steps to shed the weight. Marie-France Magnin was one of those people. She decided to opt for radical gastric bypass surgery, leading her to discover herself in a new light. This program follows Marie-France’s very personal decision and the unexpected consequences of a dicey choice. A rare disease ...
  • 2007
  • 00:23:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Current Should allergy protection in schools be a human right?

Like many children across the country, Elodie has a life-threatening food allergy. Her mom Lynn Glover removed Elodie from her Hamilton, Ontario school last fall because she believed the school wasn't offering enough protection. She's since filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario claiming her daughter faced discrimination. In 2006, Ontario created the first law in the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/07/2014

Marketplace Something's Fishy: Do You Trust Supermarkets?

If you're purchasing fish at the supermarket, buyer beware! As this Marketplace doc discovers, the labels on fish may be hiding the facts. Using cutting-edge technology, their team tests more than 150 pieces of fish, everything from halibut to sea bass to shark, bought from major chains across Canada. The results reveal some questionable business ethics and may mean that ...
  • 2010
  • 00:12:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

We are the Best Sparkling Cider from Rougemont

This pioneering Quebec cider house is spearheading Canada's craft cider revival. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he explores what goes into making world-class cider.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017