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Blatstein Shops For a New Supermarket Operator; Glow-in-the-Dark Pork in China Raises Eyebrows

• With Pathmark in bankruptcy limbo, Piazza at Schmidt's developer Bart Blatstein petitions courts to clear the way for another supermarket operator. [Inquirer]

• Crews yesterday began demolition on the former Philadelphia Chewing Gum Company facility in Havertown to make way for a new YMCA. [Action News]

• In China, a woman discovered some pork she'd bought had an eerie blue glow. She then awoke to find herself on a planet ruled by a race of hyper-intelligent porcine beings. [Slashfood]

• Hershey's Kiss ... of death? One doctor is putting forward the theory that sugar consumption might cause many of the chronic ailments that afflict us. [NYTM]

• An apple a day probably is a good idea: it might lower bad cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and aid with weight loss. Sold! [LAT]

• A YMCA study showed that most kids don't get enough exercise or fruits and vegetables. Which is unfortunate for everyone, because now junk food is being linked to bad behavior. [USAT, Sydney Morning Herald]

• Japanese Burger King just introduced an 1,160-calorie burger, meaning Japan might finally be on track to catch up to America in the fatness department. [Slashfood]

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