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Increasing similarity in diets worldwide is a threat to health and food security with many people forsaking traditional crops such as cassava, sorghum or millet, an international study showed Monday.The report, which said it detailed for the first time the convergence in crops toward a universal diet in more than 150 nations since the 1960s, showed rises for foods including wheat, rice, soybeans and sunflower.Overall, diets had become 36 percent more similar in the past 50 years, judged by factors such as shifts in consumption of over 50 crops for calories and protein, the study said.
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