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Canada’s Food Industries In Crisis

Coronavirus outbreak: Canada’s food industries in crisis; More U.S. states to ease restrictions

COVID-19 has resulted in outbreaks in Canadian meat plants, and now farmers say an oversupply of potatoes is being fueled by a steep drop in demand for French fries at Canadian restaurants. David Akin reports. Turning to the United States, Jennifer Johnson reports on the U.S. states relaxing restrictions this week, despite another huge spike in America’s COVID-19 death toll.

Around The World Facts Fake Food

12 Fake Foods Being Sold And Eaten Regularly

Manufacturing fake food is a very profitable business. This year alone, counterfeit food has a market value of $653 billion of which is only sold in the United States. Even the food that is consumed everyday can be fake, and you may be surprised as to what ingredients are included in what you purchase. 

Here are some foods that are very often counterfeited: 


While this problem is mostly predominant in Asian countries, it would still be a good idea to check where the eggs you are buying comes from. According to the Health Ministry of China, ingredients of fake eggs such as benzoic acid and sodium alginate are very harmful to humans, and both the yolk and the egg white can be fake. 

How to tell it is fake?

The shells of these eggs tend to be very rough. They are larger than the real ones, and the yellowness of the yolk is oftentimes way brighter. 


Yes, as surprising as this sounds, even apples can be fake. While the apples themselves are real, all the additives injected in the fruit to make it bigger and shinier is dangerous. When the apple is grown with chemicals and toxins, they look too pretty to eat. Another reason why they are grown with all this bad stuff is to extend their shelf life. 

How to tell it is fake?

If they look too good to be true, they they are filled with too many toxins that will harm your health. 


Often times, canned green peas can be a combination of soybeans, snow peas, colorants and sodium metabisulfite. This chemical is prohibited in many countries because once ingested, it gives a high risk of cancer development and metabolism problems. 

How to tell it is fake?

Only buy green peas that states where the region of production was made. If they seem too green, that means that the manufactures added colorant to the product. 


A lot of companies in the 21st century have started creating and selling meat alternatives. The company called Impossible Foods created a beef patty replacement made out of starch, genetically modified yeast and textured wheat which they launched in 2016. Other than that, some burgers being served are made out of soy and other beans and they taste almost as close to real meat.

Be safe and buy your own meat products and avoid eating in fast food restaurants. 


Back in 2010, it was discovered that companies in China were producing copious amounts of fake noodles to sell. They were being made using rotten grains, poisonous additives and in even some cases, plastic! 

Buy or make your own noodles, and avoid eating in fast food restaurants.


The US Consumer Wellness Center came out with a study stating that food which contained blueberries are unhealthy, when in fact, these foods did not have the real fruit in them. They are most likely passed up as starch, colorants, oil and flavoring. Blueberries are considered a superfood that is why the demand for this in the market is extremely high. 

How to tell it is fake?

Always read the ingredients of what you purchase. If Indigo Carmine (E132) is part of it, that means it is a fake blueberry. 


University College of Dublin researchers have proven that 90% of cod being sold was mislabeled, and that they are a different kind of fish. Although this fact has been proven, nobody knows when the mistake occurs, or who is responsible for it. The fish likely could have been mistaken when caught in the harbor. 

How to tell it is fake? 

Research what a Cod looks like so you can differentiate it from another species.


What you have grown up to know as cinnamon, is in fact, a cheap alternative called Cassia. The flavoring found in Cassia could cause migraines. Real cinnamon only grows in Sri Lanka and Western India, making it a hot commodity. Cassia is produced in numerous countries like China, Vietnam and Indonesia. 

How to tell it is fake?

Real cinnamon will state Cinnamomum Verum on the packaging, while Cassia will have Cinnamomum aromaticum, meaning only the smell will be similar. Real cinnamon bark is light and easy to break, much like parchment. Cassia, on the other hand is thicker, brighter brown and rigid. 


In 1966, an American chemist named William Mitchel invented a substitute for whipped cream which contained corn syrup, coconut oil, flavoring and a thickening agent. This version of “whipped cream” does work well and taste good, but it’s still not the real thing. 

How to tell it is fake?

Ingredients in the package should not include vegetable fat and any sugar.


Because of it’s massive demand and little supply, there are a lot of dishonest manufacturers that fake caviar. It is replaced with cheaper fish eggs and coloring is added to pass it off as genuine. 1/3 of all caviar being sold in Europe is not the real thing. 

Red caviar is the worst of all. More often that not, it is mixed with gelatin, fish soup, oils and red coloring. There are even some manufacturers that make red caviar using seaweed. 

How to tell it is fake? 

Sizes of the fish eggs are all different and they do not look perfect. 

If red caviar doesn’t pop well when bitten, and it has a fishy and sticky texture, this means that it is fake. 


Smoking food is a long process, so manufacturers use a substitute called liquid smoke for their products. This has known to cause food poisoning when the process isn’t done properly. 

How to tell it is fake?

The true smoking process makes the meat or fish dry, with a dull color. 


A scallop is a very expensive seafood and not much people are educated as to what it looks like. Because of high demand, manufacturers substitute the real thing with minced fish, seahorse, and even shark meat. 

How to tell it is fake?

A real scallop are always sold in their shells. Frozen scallops should also have a beige color. 

Do you often come across fake foods in the supermarkets you shop in? How exactly can you tell the difference from the real food? We would love to hear your experiences through the comment tab below! 

Around The World Food Video

The Worst Food Trends Of The Decade


From pumpkin spice to avocados, the 2010s made us absolutely sick of these foods.



Around The World Comfort

Learning to Cook From Grandmas Around the World

We’ve eaten a lot of weird, wild (wonderful) foods. But nothing beats the taste of home. We traveled to five countries around the world and asked grandmas and their grandkids to cook their favorite dish together. On the menu: onishime and stewed beef and lotus root in Japan; cepelinai in Lithuania; codfish with cornbread in Portugal; apple crisp in the United States; and spaghetti with red sauce in Peru.


Around The World Chefs Video

What To Eat In Miami Florida

What To Eat In Miami Florida

Tyler dives into the Miami food scene and tries some piping hot pizzas, flavorful scoops of ice cream and next-level seafood dishes.

Around The World Video

Risky Climbing For Food And Sport

You’re in for a real cliffhanger. Not of the TV kind. But of the climbing kind. In this reel about climbing, you’ll meet people who scale jagged cliffs for food and people who ascend to the highest peaks for sport, including the first blind rock climber to summit Mount Everest.

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Kids Try Italian Food From Around The World

Adventurous and adorable kids give us an entree into the world’s array of foods and snack.

Around The World Burgers Video

Mike Chen’s Ultimate International Burger Tour

Strictly Dumpling’s Mike Chen taste-tests international burger styles on this epic burger crawl.

The globe trotting YouTuber Mike Chen has traveled everywhere seeking out the best and most unusual eats — including burgers. Which makes him the perfect companion to join Alvin on an international burger tour in NYC, no passports needed.

Watch as Mike and Alvin eat Japanese caviar truffle burgers and learn how an American icon is being reinvented by chefs from different cultural backgrounds.

Around The World Tour Video

What To Eat In Copenhagen

DIY Danish Food Tour (what to eat in Copenhagen)

Food is our favorite way to discover a new place, and Denmark has a lot of unique and delicious foods we had never heard of before! So today we set out to try as many as possible. We took scooters and bikes all around Copenhagen to eat the best local foods we could find!

Around The World Street Food Video

Mombasa Street Food Tour In Kenya

Mombasa Street Food Tour in Kenya!!! (COMPLETE DISASTER)

Around The World Survival Video

Upcoming Food Shortages Blamed On Farmers And Fishermen

Bankruptcies slamming american Dairy and Grain farmers which has a feedback loop of banks less willing to lend because of risk, so less land is planted because of lack of financing. Kenyan and Ugandan fishermen square off over Lake Victoria fish, a look food usage globally and the Galactic Cross.

Around The World Street Food Video



JAPANESE STREET FOOD in Osaka at Dotonbori Street

Today we’re checking out the street food scene at Osaka’s Dotonbori Street! Next to the canal are a line of many restaurants. Where to eat with all these options? One thing’s for sure: you better bring a hungry stomach!

Around The World Doughnuts Street Food Video

Sfenj Is A Popular Street Food In Africa

Sfenj is a fried treat that is eaten plain, with sugar, or soaked in honey. It is made from a simple dough (flour, water, sugar, yeast, and salt), formed into a ring, and fried in oil. It’s a popular treat in the Maghreb region of Africa.

Around The World Spices Street Food


EXTREME CURRY FACTORY in Bangladesh + INSANE Street Food Tour of Chittagong, Bangladesh!!!

First up, we’re taking you to try a famous street food in Bangladesh, the Jhal Muri with a rich dhal lentil curry. Here on the streets of Chittagong, it was super UNIQUE, because the street food vendor mixes the jhal muri with the dhal, which is full of hundreds of EGGS!!! The vendor also insisted that I eat a fresh green chili to go with it, it was SPICY!!!

Next up, we’re meeting with Mr. Monju, owner of Mezzan Haile Aaiun, who is bringing us into his back kitchen CURRY FACTORY for EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to watch how the world famous Chittagong street food and festival food of Mezbani beef is prepared (also sometimes spelled Mejbani beef). Here in the back kitchen, he has a large staff preparing the local masalas using local spices and by grinding up ginger and garlic on their own stone mortar and pestles. Watching the masala being made was an amazing experience!

As soon as we walked in, you could smell the rich beef aroma in the huge decks. The famous dish, the mezbani beef, is prepared using a dark brown masala that is full of roast cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, and local spices, and of course, the most famous ingredient for street food in Bangladesh, mustard oil. We watched the mezbani beef being prepared in this giant CURRY FACTORY and then made our way to Mr. Monju’s restaurant and had a huge table full of delicious curry.

When we arrived at Mezban Haile Aaiun, we ordered 4 dishes. The mejbani beef, the beef khala bhuna, the nola AKA beef nihari, and a chana dhal with huge chunks of beef. It was all incredibly delicious and was one of the best meals we had in Bangladesh, and made us both fall in love with Bangladeshi cuisine!

The next morning, we’re getting up at 5am to bring you for the ULTIMATE Nihari AKA Nola in downtown Chittagong. This is a super famous street food all throughout Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. Every country has their own way of cooking it, and here in Bangladesh, it was made with TONS of local desi ghee and fat from the beef bones and bone marrow. Slurping the beef bones is super satisfying because the fat is infused into the soup and you get a super strong flavour combined with all the local masala and naan!!!

And to finish off our Bangladeshi street food tour in Chittagong, we’re going to Nizam hotel for the ultimate Bangladeshi FEAST! One of the best things about food in Bangladesh is the mustardy kick to a lot of the curries, and here at Nizam hotel, we ordered a full table of chicken curry, beef curry, duck curry, turkey curry, and fish curry. And along with all of these curries, it was also served with tons of Bangladeshi bhortas, AKA mashed vegetable and dried fish dishes that are spicy and full of flavour!!! The best part about this amazing meal in Chittagong, Bangladesh, is the fact that you only pay for what you eat, and the rest is brought back to the kitchen!

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Around The World Chicken Video

The Best Fried Chicken In Singapore

In this episode, we head down South to Marina Bay Sands to check out Yardbird, a restaurant that specialises in Southern American cuisine and serves arguably one of the best fried chickens you can find in Singapore!