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staple food

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Any food that supplies a substantial part, at least 25% to 35%, of the caloric requirement and is regularly consumed by a certain population.
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The fluctuating price of the staple meat is highly sensitive and the government maintains a large frozen supply to release when prices rise too high.
ONCE a staple meat, now woefully neglected, mutton has been relegated to the margins by the sweet taste of mountain lamb.
It is also noteworthy that Chinese demand for beef and veal has been stronger than its traditional staple meat pork due to rising levels of income in China.
But Gerry Macmillan said: "It's a staple meat that has been in your diet for more years than you know, this did not happen overnight.
The government pays particular attention to prices of pork, the staple meat for many ordinary citizens griping about inflation.
June's food price increase was driven by a 57.1 percent jump in the price of pork, the country's staple meat. That can be especially volatile in a society where poor families spend up to half their incomes on food.
The white man's rifle took out the deer's chief predators and did a number on deer populations as well; venison was a staple meat on the ever expanding frontier.
She added: "When food was rationed during and after the Second World War spinach became part of the nation's staple meat and two veg diet at school and at home.
Prices started to rise sharply in mid-2007 as China ran short of grain and pork, the country's staple meat.
2) This production model is hampered by a lack of consumer education as to the value of turkey as a staple meat other than at holidays.
Pork, the staple meat for most of China's 1.3 billion people, cost 63.4 per cent more than a year earlier.