The Current for December 21, 2017

From investigating bread price-fixing by major Canadian retailers, to how many germs passengers are exposed to on airplanes, to scientists concerned about chronic wasting disease spreading through deer will reach humans ... This is The Current.
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Part One: Grocery giant admits to bread price-fixing 

Loblaw Companies Ltd. and its parent company George Weston Ltd. admitted to participating in a bread price-fixing arrangement for 14 years.

On Tuesday, Loblaw Companies Ltd. and its parent company George Weston Ltd. admitted to participating in a bread price-fixing arrangement that started in 2001 and lasted until 2015. 19:31


Part Two: Airplanes as germ factories

A record number of Canadians will be flying this holiday season, together with their coughs, sneezes, and germs. The Current shares some tips on surviving holiday travel.

Microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba studies just how dirty planes can get and says hand sanitizer is the best option to ward off germs during travel. 20:10

Part Three: Study on chronic wasting disease

An ongoing study suggests the deadly chronic wasting disease spreading through North American deer herds has the potential to cross over to the human population. 

An ongoing study suggests the deadly chronic wasting disease spreading through North American deer herds has the potential to cross over to the human population. 24:59