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STAPLE, intern. law. The right of staple as exercised by a people upon foreign merchants, is defined to be, that they may not allow them to set their merchandises and wares to sale but in a certain place.
     2. This practice is not in use in the United States. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 103; 4 Inst. 238; Malone, Lex Mere. 237; Bac. Ab. Execution, B 1. Vide Statute Staple.

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Tapioca or cassava is another tuber crop which has very high potential to replace rice and wheat as staple food in India.
Fresh cassava, cassava flour and matooke are main sources of carbohydrates in the staple food diet while beans and groundnuts are main sources of protein.
The thing is that rice is becoming a staple food for a larger percentage of the population," Tongesayi says.
Bulgaria's government considers initiating a new price freeze of staple foods for the Easter holidays, according to Asen Vasilev and Ivan Stankov, caretaker Ministers of Economy and Agriculture, respectively.
In 2011 bulging stocks prompted the government to allow exports of the staple food.
A joint working team made up of ministry officials and producers of staple food, including oil and sugar, was installed on Thursday.
It means that once again the country will be self-sufficient in this staple food crop and be able to export about 2m tons.
Cassava is a staple food crop for many in the Pacific region, but its economic potential as a source of biofuel is also beginning to be realised.
These crops will not compete with staple food crops such as com and soybeans.
Families are paying 21 per cent more for staple food items compared with the same time last year, figures showed yesterday.
0-magnitude quake, which left nearly 90,000 people dead or missing, damaged bamboo forests in five areas close to a research base, sharply reducing supplies of the panda's staple food.
Rice is a staple food in Egypt and the main substitute for dough whose price has gone up following wheat price rises on the international market," he said.