Marketplace Best before: How supermarkets sell you old food

We rely on best before dates to make sure food is fresh and we don’t get sick. But how reliable are they? Supermarket insiders tell all and share common tricks some grocery stores use to give your favourite foods a second life.
  • 2015
  • 00:22:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2017

The Moblees Bing Boing Bounce

When it's time for a visiting baby Bing-Boing Bird to go back to its nest the Moblees need some big time bouncing help to get the job done.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/10/2017

Doc Zone Bite Me: The Bed Bug Invasion Classroom Favourites

The world's bed bug population has simply exploded. Prior to WWII they were an annoying but common part of daily life. Following the invention of the pesticide DDT in the 1940s, it looked as though bed bugs were gone for good. It turned out that DDT had some extremely nasty side effects so the chemical was banned starting in the 1970s ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

The Fifth Estate Black Dawn: The Next Pandemic

Black Dawn is a docudrama featuring leading epidemiologists, doctors and emergency planners who imagine the impact avian flu would have as it spreads around the globe. Although fictional, the scenario is very much grounded in scientific fact and inspired by the research and pandemic preparedness efforts of the world's leading thinkers on the subject. Some predict the coming pandemic will ...
  • 2006
  • 00:52:28
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Black Henna Tattoos: Dangerous Designs

Many people prefer henna because it fades after a month; no need to commit to any design. What people may not know is that there is a serious risk. Some manufacturers are adding a chemical called paraphenylenediamine, or PPD, to make the tattoos blacker and longer lasting. Learn about the health risks in this "buyer beware" documentary.
  • 2003
  • 00:11:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Project X Body Armour

The Project X Team explores all kinds of bodily protection, from animal hides to body armour to human skin, discovering how nature and technology have evolved to protect us. Dr. Alters takes a dive beneath the ocean's waves to learn about some of the unusual protective suits of sea creatures. Dr. Fleck and Marc Huot give a brief history of ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2010 BPA: The Chemical Inside Us

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a controversial chemical that is found in everything from plastic water bottles to tin cans. According to a recent study it’s also in nine out of ten Canadians.This month we examine how it gets into our bodies, and explore the debate over whether or not it’s a health risk.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2010

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Marketplace Brain Training: Mind Games Classroom Favourites

Can you train your brain to be better? In a powerful journey into the world of memory, Marketplace host Tom Harrington explores the fears of many Canadians, and his own, when it comes to memory loss. Having lost his parents and father-in-law to Alzheimer’s, Tom puts himself, and an industry, to the test. From popular brain training games to new technology that ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/02/2015

Enquête Breast implants: The trouble is under the skin

Thousands of Canadian women have had silicone breast implant surgery. Apart from some known complications, next-generation implants, approved by Health Canada in 2006, were said to be safe. Yet in recent years thousands of women have had their implants removed because of various problems. New studies have shown that silicone implants are linked to the development of autoimmune diseases and ...
  • 2018
  • 00:40:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2019

Marketplace Cafeteria Confidential

Been in a high school cafeteria lately? You might have noticed that a lot of the fare is greasy, high carb foods. In Toronto, one grade 11 high school student has had enough and, with the help of her friends, has decided she’s going to do something about it. Allison Ewell, the smart outspoken teen who's not only taking on her ...
  • 2004
  • 00:10:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013