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.

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Shrinking products: Grocery Games

Tired of bringing home the bacon only to find that there's less bacon in the package than there used to be? We're looking at the Grocery Games that manufacturers play. Tom Harrington reveals the five ways that companies get you to pay more for less, and why you may never know it.

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Healthy food or lousy labels? Food Fiction

No doubt you've spotted them in the grocery store: Food with labels that claim to be a healthier choice. But are those claims supported by the facts or are they really just Food Fiction?

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Orange juice: Juicy Secrets

About two-thirds of us have bought premium orange juice in the past six months, many convinced by claims of pure and natural juice, which make it seem like oranges fall off the tree into the carton. But that’s not the whole story.

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Gluten-free: The Truth Behind the Trend

Is gluten-free better for you? Tom Harrington investigates The Truth Behind the Trend. And the votes are in! We reveal which fee you chose as Canada's Dumbest Charge.

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Canada’s Restaurant Secrets

Marketplace goes undercover in some of your favourite chains to reveal Canada's Restaurant Secrets. Celebrity chef Roger Mooking joins us for a crash course in kitchen hygiene in our special one-hour season finale.

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The Trouble With Turkeys & Spot Check: Social Media

Erica Johnson investigates turkey and reveals the darker side of white meat. Undercover footage shows what one activist calls "the worst abuse I've ever seen inflicted on an animal," raising troubling questions about animal welfare on Canadian farms. Also, Tom Harrington enlists a popular prankster to surprise Canadians with personal information they've shared on social media. How exposed are you on social media?

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Farther, Faster, Fitter?

Can sport products make us push farther, run faster, become fitter? We’re holding our own trials and asking some of Canada’s greatest Olympians what works for them. Clara Hughes and Simon Whitfield join co-host Tom Harrington as Marketplace digs into the world of sports drinks, performance foods and specialized athletic gear.

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Detox Challenge

Eight sorority sisters take the Marketplace Detox Challenge, testing the claims behind TV star Dr. Oz's "detox" cleanse. Detoxing has become a multi-billion dollar industry and Canadians are gulping down detox elixirs and going to extremes to cleanse their bodies. We ask: is there real science behind the claims, or are we just swallowing a story?

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Food Secrets

It's a shopping trip you won’t want to miss.

We’re doing some testing - and about to reveal secrets behind the food lots of us buy every week. Erica Johnson and Tom Harrington will reveal food secrets that just may change the way you eat.

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The Busted Edition

We're on the trail of false claims, rounding up big names with their hands in your pockets.

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The Great Salt Shakedown

How much salt is hidden in your food? We've got 80 Canadians, 80 containers, and one of our most unusual tests ever!

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Superbugs in the Supermarket

In an important story about human health, and the food we eat, Marketplace tests 100 samples of chicken bought at major supermarkets from across the country.

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