There's not a lot of what Michael Pollan would call "food" at South Dallas' KSO Dollar Mart. Plenty of beer, wine and hair care products, according to the signs out front, but not much by way of whole grains or fresh produce. The store nevertheless did a thriving business in the federal government' ... More >>
It's a cute idea, really. A couple of dozen Democratic lawmakers enter to protest looming cuts to the food stamp program by going to the grocery store, elbow-to-elbow with real Americans, and spending $30 for a week's worth of food. Not only will it shame Republicans into eliminating cuts to the Sup ... More >>
Until last summer, low-income people who received federal assistance to purchase nutritious food could use their benefits to buy a Pepsi from the local corner store. A fresh bell pepper at the Dallas Farmers Market, however, was off limits. The Dallas Farmers Market administration couldn't be bother ... More >>
Dallas leads the nation in over-regulating farmers markets — which is why we have so few of them.