News Bites: Would You Eat Burgers For Breakfast?

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Read on for the May 8, 2014 edition of News Bites.

Burger King Breakfast Burgers

Burger King plans to add burgers to its breakfast menu. The new "Burgers at Breakfast" menu consists of Whoppers, Cheeseburgers, the Original Chicken Sandwich and Big King sandwiches. The menu also includes apple pie and french fries.

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Cutting Stroke Risk

A new study has found that consuming only two and a half portions of fruits and veggies is enough to cut the risk of stroke. The research found that stroke risk decreased by 32 percent with every 200 grams of fruit and 11 percent with every 200 grams of vegetables.

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Nutella Bar Opens.

A Nutella Bar will replace the wine store in Mario Batali's famed store, Eataly. The menu includes Nutella on toast, croissants, muffins, cookies and more. It opens Monday, May 12th and will serve free Nutella-covered bread until 9 pm.

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How Rice Makes People Cooperative

Psychologists have noticed that Easterners tend to be more cooperative than Westerners, who are more likely to be individualistic. Experts now believe this difference might have to do with the cultivation of different grains. Growing rice is a group effort and requires all farmers to flood and drain fields at the same time. Crops like wheat and corn don't require an irrigation system, so they can be grown without any collaboration. It seems that growing rice fosters cooperation, while growing wheat cultivates more independence and self-reliance.

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App Helps Sell Leftover Food.

Restaurants aren't allowed to give away leftovers at the end of the day, which creates nearly 133 billion pounds of food waste, according to the USDA. However, a new start-up has created an app called PareUp that allows restaurants to connect with customers looking to buy leftovers at discounted prices. The app will launch this fall.

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Hungry for more News Bites?

This week, News Bites explored how coffee could prevent blindness, hummus at Subway, the James Beard Award winners and how fish could prevent depression in women.

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Would you eat hamburgers for breakfast? Burger King will now offer breakfast burgers on its menu.

In other news:

  • Eating this will cut stroke risk by a third.
  • Soon New York City will have a Nutella Bar!
  • Growing rice tends to make its farmers more cooperative.
  • This app helps restaurants sell their leftovers instead of tossing them.

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