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Multi-Level Marketing Schemes and the Gifting Tables

March 1, 2021

Becca starts off the episode with a background on a particular type of business that often promotes nutrition products: Multi-level Marketing. Follow along to hear all about what they are, how to spot a pyramid scheme, and w…

EXTRA CHEESE: 3D-Printed Ribeye Steaks

Feb. 23, 2021

Sarah and Becca chat about the potential downside that comes with eating 30kg of oranges before boarding your flight. Then they discuss a new and exciting innovation in the alt-meat world! This is an independently produced p…

The History of Cooking and the Class Action Lawsuit Against Teflon

Feb. 15, 2021

Sarah starts the episode off with the fascinating history of cooking, including how fire led to strides in human development. She then highlights the connection between the invention of the dishwasher and the women’s liberat…

EXTRA CHEESE: ‘Anything But Tuna’ Subway Scandal

Feb. 8, 2021

Becca and Sarah discuss some recent drama around Subway restaurants and their tuna...if you can even call it that. They explain how this new claim relates to Jessica Simpson and a Canadian lawsuit about chicken. Listen to ep…

"Superfoods" and the Avocado Cartels

Feb. 1, 2021

This week, Becca tells us the truth about “superfoods” and Sarah tackles the unfortunate side effects that can occur when a commodity product suddenly becomes ultra-popular. For a full list of references, visit our website .…

EXTRA CHEESE: Lab-Grown Meat for Sale in Singapore

Jan. 25, 2021

Becca and Sarah discuss the recent authorization for the sale of lab-grown meat in Singapore. They chat about all the potential economic and ethical benefits, their personal feelings about eating meat grown in a lab, and som…

Episode 007: The McDonald's Hot Coffee Case

Jan. 18, 2021

Caution! Contents of this episode are HOT. Sarah starts off with some McDonald’s fast-food history, including how they integrated Ford’s Model-T assembly line to create their quick service and drive-thru, and the key role mi…

EXTRA CHEESE: Alcohol Consumption During Quarantine

Jan. 14, 2021

Becca and Sarah discuss a recent study that shows binge drinking has increased due to the stress triggered by COVID-19. Becca leaves you with some tips for healthier alcohol consumption and discusses a surprising silver-lini…

Carbohydrates and the Tragic Low-Carb Legacy of Dr. Atkins

Jan. 4, 2021

Building off last week's episode on sugar, Becca starts off the episode with a little Carbohydrates 101 and discusses the fascinating history of low-carb dieting. She touches on the Letter of Corpulence by William Banting (a…

EXTRA CHEESE: The Indian Farmers' Protest

Dec. 31, 2020

In this episode of Extra Cheese, Becca and Sarah discuss the ongoing Indian Farmers' Protest. This nationwide protest has been going on for over four months and has been called the largest protest in human history. The farme…

The Harvard Sugar Study & The Fat-Free Food Boom

Dec. 21, 2020

Sarah starts the episode off with the history and origins of refined sugar, including our innate preference for sweet foods and a quick lesson in carbohydrates. Becca then discusses the infamous Harvard sugar study of the 19…

EXTRA CHEESE: Welfare Fraud and COVID-19

Dec. 17, 2020

In this episode of our new segment, Extra Cheese, Becca and Sarah discuss an ongoing case of welfare fraud through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). They then touch on how shoplifting rates for food items…

Human DNA in Hot Dogs and the European Horsemeat Scandal

Dec. 7, 2020

Becca shares a story about hot dogs that will make your skin crawl, even though it probably shouldn’t. Then Sarah tells the tale of the most famous (and most unsettling) food fraud in recent years: the European horsemeat sca…

The History of Pesticides and Organic Food Fraud

Nov. 23, 2020

Sarah gives us a shocking overview of the history of pesticides and the growth of the North American organic food movement. She also looks at the environmental and nutritional impacts of organic farming practices. Becca then…

Food Fear and the Infamous Yoga Mat Ingredient

Nov. 8, 2020

Becca takes us through the history of Subway and some of the lawsuits they've faced over the years, including the scandals of "Subway Jared" and the 11-inch footlong. Sarah then explores Subway's PR nightmare of 2014 - the d…

The History of Halloween and Halloween Candy Tampering

Oct. 25, 2020

Sarah takes us through the history of Halloween and all of its spooky traditions, including trick-or-treating, costumes, pagan rituals, and more! She also investigates the origins of our favourite fun-sized candies. Becca th…