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City Agencies Work Hard to Crush the Spirit of Budding Food Entrepreneurs; Quizno’s Is Back From the Brink of Bankruptcy

• Through a myriad of red tape — licensing, zoning, inspections — the city works hard to prevent entrepreneurs from getting craft food businesses off the ground. [Inquirer]

• Former Governor Ed Rendell went to Harrisburg yesterday to ask current Governor Tom Corbett to reconsider the proposed “assets test” for food stamp recipients. [CBS Philly]

• Yeah, yeah, lots of people are allergic to gluten, but vegetarians who aren’t should embrace wheat gluten in lieu of tofu as a protein source. [Slate

• What do we as earthlings have in common besides a sense of humor and a love for children? We all find nutrition labels difficult to read. [NYDN]

• Those sweet wittle white polar bears that are iconic of the Coke brand are back, including in a planned Super Bowl ad. Cheers to that. [USAT]

• Quizno’s teetered on the brink of bankruptcy but managed to avoid it with “restructuring.” [NRN]

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