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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Potato is used as a staple food and as a source of energy in many countries in Europe and it can be used as a staple food in India too.
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.
It is an international research program that seeks to reduce micronutrient malnutrition by breeding nutrient dense staple food crops.
Regarding the staple foods, the prices of 43 groups of food, including dairy, egg, rice, beans, fruits, meat, vegetables, sugar, tea, and edible oil have risen in Iran last week (ended July 19) compared to the same period in the previous year, Tasnim news agency reported on July 29.
"The thing is that rice is becoming a staple food for a larger percentage of the population," Tongesayi says.
In 2011 bulging stocks prompted the government to allow exports of the staple food.
Observers doubted the surplus target as until last year the country was still one of the world's largest importers of rice and this year the government already planned large import of the staple food. Last year the country's rice production also fell short of the target however, the agriculture ministry said earlier surplus could still be created by encouraging the people to change their staple food to reduce domestic consumption of rice.
The landlocked country is heavily reliant on wheat imports from neighbours to meet demand for flour, a staple food item in Afghanistan.
The market within Africa for staple food crops is estimated at $150 billion (Dh550 billion) a year.
Summary: ALGIERS- Trade Minister Mustapha Benbada on Tuesday has ruled out any increase in bread price for the time being, adding that the State will continue to subsidize this main staple food.
It means that once again the country will be self-sufficient in this staple food crop and be able to export about 2m tons.