Jamaica Plain Residents Negotiate With Whole Foods; Rare Breeds of Apples Are Very Trendy

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• The latest chapter in the Whole Foods/Jamaica Plain saga? More negotiations, requests, and a civil discussion. Just get over it, guys! [Globe]

• Yesterday we told you about hybrid fruits, and now it seems that rare breeds of apples are also quite fashionable. That's it, we're quitting this gig to go grow fruit. [AP via HuffPo]

• Speaking of the fruit, Apple Computer's lawyers are pissed that a Chinese tech company has a logo they claim is too similar to their own. Wait, they're cracking down on this over those fake Apple stores? [GMA News]

• Burgers over Baghdad? Smashburger has announced it will be the latest burger chain to hit the Middle East. [NRN]

• Spud crusader: One Maine Republican senator is claiming the potato has been "unfairly singled out" in the government's quest to improve school nutrition. [NPR]

• That rumored "Schweddy Balls" Ben & Jerry's flavor is now confirmed, so go watch some vintage SNL to celebrate. [NYDN]

• More food-safety drama for China: This time 300 schoolchildren have been sickened by unsafe food. [AP]