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Inspect and Protect podcast

Welcome to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's official podcast.

Every episode, co-hosts Greg Rogers and Michelle Strong explore stories about food safety, animal health and plant protection. Listen in as they connect with the people at the heart of these issues.

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Feeling the sting: the impact of honey fraud on beekeepers

Feeling the sting: the impact of honey fraud on beekeepers

There's a sticky situation out there. In this podcast, we discuss honey adulteration with Jake Berg, a Saskatchewanian beekeeper, and Carmen Leung, a policy and program leader at the CFIA.

Canada's Christmas tree industry is booming—fir real!

Canada's Christmas tree industry is booming—fir real!

Famous for their aroma, Canadian Christmas trees are sold in the millions across the world. In this podcast, we branch out into the industry through the lens of a Nova Scotian tree inspector.

Working with the world's deadliest diseases

Working with the world's deadliest diseases

In this podcast, we hear about a network connecting laboratories across the world. What is it like to be one of these scientists studying deadly viruses like COVID-19, Ebola and Anthrax?

Bug fight: the emerald ash borer vs. parasitic wasps

Bug fight: the emerald ash borer vs. parasitic wasps

Scientists have released 100,000 wasps into the wild. Will they be able to save our ash trees? In this podcast, an entomologist explains the fascinating science of biological control agents.

How Canada is keeping its pigs safe: African swine fever

How Canada is keeping its pigs safe: African swine fever

In this podcast, we hear about the unprecedented efforts being made to prevent a fatal animal disease from entering the country and to protect Canada’s $24 billion pork industry.

I found a bug in my food!

I found a bug in my food!

Ever find something unexpected in your food, like bugs or plastic? In this podcast, a food safety specialist shares his strangest discoveries.

Community science: more than a hobby

Community science: more than a hobby

You don’t consider yourself a scientist? Think again. In this podcast, Dr. Pierre Bilodeau explains how apps can help you make discoveries in your own backyard.

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