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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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As one of the world's most widely consumed staple foods, flour (particularly maize and wheat) is ideal.
Tapioca or cassava is another tuber crop which has very high potential to replace rice and wheat as staple food in India.
Strategies to accomplish these goals include disseminating seeds, stimulating staple food supply response, improving staple food storage and access to market information systems, and investments in basic market and transport infrastructure to help moderate food price increases and price volatility.
There is potential to increase micronutrient density of staple foods by breeding.
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. In a statement to the press on the sidelines of his inspection visit to Algiers Port, the minister pointed out that bread "is an important item in the social policy of the State, which will continue to subsidize it." However, the minister said that "the dialogue with the representatives of bakers remains open," adding that the authorities are attentive to the claims of these professionals." As regards these claims, Benbada underlined that some "are reasonable but it's not the right moment for others."
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.
Families are paying 21 per cent more for staple food items compared with the same time last year, figures showed yesterday.
The May 12 8.0-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. As a result, breeders are having to ration bamboo for the 67 endangered bears in the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base.
"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.
Nepal has seen a more than 300 percent increase in price of rice, the staple food in the country, since last year owing to a poor harvest and soaring fuel prices.
The October sighting was remarkable they say, because plankton, the staple food of basking sharks, is not normally found in the North Sea at that time of year.
Rice is a staple food in Asia, but a quarter of the weight consists of husks that must be separated out.