Charlsie Agro

Charlsie Agro is an investigative reporter with CBC Marketplace.

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MARKETPLACE

Are cheaper eggs just as nutritious as organic or free-run options? Marketplace tested 14 brands to find out

Some of the cheapest, widely available eggs tested by Marketplace may be just as nutritious as some of the most expensive.  
Marketplace

Want to know how much added sugar is in your favourite foods? Canadian companies don't have to tell you

Despite having to disclose many details about ingredients, specific allergens, calorie counts and other nutritional information on labels, food manufacturers are not required to include the amount of added sugar a product contains and don’t have to disclose that information to an inquiring consumer, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.
Marketplace

Bothered by headlight glare and thinking of getting tinted windows? You'll want to watch this first

Marketplace tested whether tinted vehicle windows and bright headlights are making our roads more dangerous by affecting driver visibility. Not all tints are legal, and some drivers said they're knowingly breaking the law to deal with headlight glare. Our experts test those headlights, and find a simple fix.
Marketplace

Have a UV disinfecting device? Most don't live up to claims and can be harmful

Health Canada says it is reviewing how UV wands and devices are able to find their way onto store shelves and into the hands of Canadian consumers after a CBC Marketplace investigation found there is just one consumer UV device that is properly cleared for sale in this country.
Marketplace

'Canadians deserve better': Experts decry 'outrageous' interest rates by alternative lenders

A CBC Marketplace investigation into alternative lenders reveals ”outrageous” interest rates, misleading details about the true cost of long-term loans, and what experts call “abusive” practices and an industry that is “almost like loan sharking.”
Marketplace

Marketplace tested over 20 different masks. Here's what will best protect you and others during the pandemic

Public health officials have said masks are critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19, but rigorous tests conducted on behalf of CBC's Marketplace found that while some work very well, others offer little protection from particles that transmit the novel coronavirus. And one type of mask can even spread the particles to others.
Marketplace

'Very predatory': Health Canada bars sale of vaginal detox products following Marketplace investigation

Health Canada has barred the sale of a natural health care product that is marketed as a way to "detox" vaginas following an investigation by CBC's Marketplace.
Marketplace

Why activated charcoal products for your teeth could do more harm than good

While photos of charcoal-stained smiles are taking social media by storm, dental professionals are warning that the products could be hurting more than they are helping.
MARKETPLACE

Is the celery juice craze driving up the price at the supermarket?

If you've noticed your greens are costing you a little more green, you're not alone — especially when it comes to celery. The celery juice diet craze might be thinning out more wallets than waistlines.
MARKETPLACE

'I felt like a criminal': Airbnb hosts ask guests to lie, sneak around in covert rentals

Use the back door. Avoid the lobby if you're carrying luggage. Don't talk to neighbours. Say you're visiting a cousin. And most importantly, don't mention Airbnb. As cities and buildings around the world crack down on short-term rental platforms, hosts are asking guests to lie about who they are and why they're there.

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