The Political Economy of Culturally Appropriate Foods in Winnipeg

A Case of Refugee Path Immigrants (RPI's)
December 31, 2015
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Culture, acquired taste and past experience shape people’s food preferences (Adekunle, 2010, 2011, and 2012) and their willingness to acculturate in a new country. As people are forced to migrate from Africa, South Asia and Middle East to Canada, there is a need to ensure that they are not worse off in their new country. This is necessary because the prevailing migration pattern causes some people to live with food insecurity. Often the foods they consume in their respective countries are not available, making people dependent on inexpensive, less nutritional foods that are available through food banks or mainstream grocery stores. This situation affects the different cultural groups that have migrated to Winnipeg, especially those living in the Inner City and North End.