June 21, 2021

Harvey Milk and the Twinkie Defense

In this episode, Becca covers the history of the all-American Twinkie. Then, in honour of Pride Month, Sarah covers the tragic st…

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June 14, 2021

EXTRA CHEESE: Belgium's Massive Egg Fraud and the Tale of the Rotting…

This episode is a real fungi! Sarah covers the recent sentencing in Belgium’s largest food fraud, the Fipronil egg scandal. Then …

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June 7, 2021

Prohibition & The Boston Molassacre

Sarah explains the manufacturing process of molasses, the Triangular Trade, and how this all relates to rum. Becca then discusses…

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May 31, 2021

EXTRA CHEESE: Fake Farm Fraud, The Paycheck Protection Program & Seco…

Becca tells Sarah about a pandemic loan program in the US that led to the creation of hundreds of fake farms. Plus, we hear abou…

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May 24, 2021

Salmonella Poisoning and Death by Peanut Butter

Peanut butter and... jail?! In this episode, Becca tells all about the different pathogens that cause food poisoning. We recommen…

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May 17, 2021

EXTRA CHEESE: Shape-Shifting Pasta and Deadly Fava Beans

Sarah tells Becca about a new shape-shifting pasta that may help make the food system more sustainable. Plus, we hear a harrowing…

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May 10, 2021

Alternative Medicine, the Wellness Industry & goop

Sarah starts off by discussing complementary and alternative medicine, as well as the history behind some of the most common ther…

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May 3, 2021

EXTRA CHEESE: Epicurious, Beyond Meat Chicken & Cultured Human Milk

This news round-up covers all things meat. Becca & Sarah discuss Epicurious’ new pro-planet strategy, Beyond Meat’s plant-based c…

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April 26, 2021

Nutrition Research, Ancel Keys, and the Minnesota Starvation Experime…

Becca starts off by covering the main challenges that arise when conducting nutrition research and some of the ethical considerat…

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April 19, 2021

EXTRA CHEESE: Peanut Allergy Tragedy + Pine Mouth Story

After a brief hiatus, we are back with EXTRA CHEESE! Your extra sprinkle, slice, string, wedge, or dollop of current food and nut…

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April 12, 2021

The Seaspiracy of the Codfather

Sarah & Becca start off by doing a deep dive into the new Seaspiracy documentary. Sarah then gives us an overview of the fishing …

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March 29, 2021

The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

Talk about a sticky situation! This episode will activate your sweet tooth and leave you scratching your head about one of the la…

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March 28, 2021

Where True Crime Meets Food

Welcome to Dietetics After Dark! The podcast where true crime meets food. Join Sarah and Becca as they use their backgrounds in …

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March 15, 2021

Wine Fraud & Rudy Kurniawan

This episode pairs well with a glass of wine. Sarah starts us off with a lesson in our favourite alcoholic beverage, including th…

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March 1, 2021

Multi-Level Marketing Schemes and the Gifting Tables

Becca starts off the episode with a background on a particular type of business that often promotes nutrition products: Multi-lev…

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Feb. 23, 2021

EXTRA CHEESE: 3D-Printed Ribeye Steaks

Sarah and Becca chat about the potential downside that comes with eating 30kg of oranges before boarding your flight. Then they d…

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Feb. 15, 2021

The History of Cooking and the Class Action Lawsuit Against Teflon

Sarah starts the episode off with the fascinating history of cooking, including how fire led to strides in human development. She…

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Feb. 8, 2021

EXTRA CHEESE: ‘Anything But Tuna’ Subway Scandal

Becca and Sarah discuss some recent drama around Subway restaurants and their tuna...if you can even call it that. They explain h…

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