2. Noun. Anything that is not a staple, such as a luxury. ¹
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Definition of Nonstaple
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Nonstaple
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1. The Egyptian Food Subsidy System: Structure, Performance, and Options for Reform by Akhter U. Ahmed (2001)
"nonstaple plant foods account for 32-39 percent of total calorie ... Consequently, in urban areas (with household composition controlled), nonstaple plant ..."
2. Africa's Food and Nutrition Security Situation: Where are We and how Did We by Todd David Benson (2004)
"In contrast, animal and fish products are the best sources, with nonstaple plant food providing intermediate amounts. Over the past 40 years in all regions ..."
3. Population and Food in the Early Twenty-First Century: Meeting Future Food by Nurul Islam (1995)
"Demand for nonstaple Foods and Micronutrient Intakes Finally, nutritionists are now shifting their attention away from a preoccupation with calorie deficits ..."
4. Income Diversification And Poverty in the Northern Uplands of Vietnam by Nicholas Minot (2006)
"... sold Share of net income that is in monetary form Share of income from nonfarm activities Share of households with income from nonstaple crops Share of ..."
5. Gender Equality and Investments in Adolescents in the Rural Philippines by Howarth E. Bouis (1998)
"A related assumption is that inequality will be manifested more strongly in terms of how nonstaple foods (in particular, those that have high income ..."
6. Food Security in Practice: Using Gender Research in Development by Agnes R. Quisumbing, Bonnie Folger McClafferty (2006)
"Consumption of nonstaple plant foods rises by a slower rate compared with income. There is roughly a 50 percent increase in intakes of ..."