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Asian immigration influences Canadian eating, study says

posted Oct 23, 2011, 5:00 PM by Milorad Borota
By Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun October 19, 2011

Canada's growing Asian population is exerting a powerful influence on the nation's dietary trends, from eating more fruit to consuming less beef, according to a newly released market study.

Canadians are eating 703 million fewer servings of potatoes per year than they were in 2001 and 297 million more servings of rice, according to Eating Patterns in Canada (EPIC), a study by market-research firm NPD Group.

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