nonstaple

nonstaple

(ˌnɒnˈsteɪpəl)
adj
not staple
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Hempseed is the fructus of Cannabis sativa, which has been commonly used as a Chinese traditional medicine and nonstaple food for centuries.
This is true whether directed toward articles intended to induce infringement, articles accompanied by inducing instructions, or nonstaple articles.
As a nonstaple cereal, the yield of oat is much less than wheat, so oat flour is more expensive than wheat flour.
Several nonstaple food segments, though, have lagged.
Based around the sale of a nonstaple, perishable agricultural good, bad weather, delays in transportation or dissipating demand for luxury items in market destinations can quickly throw the industry into turmoil.
Since income generating from these activities enable household to purchase high nutrient nonstaple food and to afford food during food shortage.
Interpreting sections 271(c) and (d) of that act, the Supreme Court held that tying of a nonstaple product, a product that has no use except as part of the patented process or product, was not misuse.
661, 663-70 (1944), held that patent misuse could arise from tying a patent license to the sale of a nonstaple product--that is, a product that has no substantial use other than in connection with the patented invention.
Food assistance in 1988 included families' reporting of income from price subsidies for nonstaple food received by both working and nonworking members, food ration coupon subsidies, and the value of food received in-kind as "welfare good." In 2002, food benefits had been much reduced due to policy changes, and families were only asked about values of any in-kind food items received from their workplaces.
One can think here, for example, of the large bills for importation of staple foods of some poor countries that have specialized in nonstaple food crops or that have weak or variable agricultural capabilities.
For the market price index, this study uses the retail price index for food from the 1994 Statistical Yearbook, which includes grain, nonstaple foods, edible oils, vegetables, meat, poultry, eggs, aquatic products, tobacco, liquor, tea, and other food products.
Apart from shifting out of thirsty nonstaple crops like sugarcane or cotton, improving efficiency is the only option that can sustain food production while lowering water use.