Leah Douglas is an associate editor and staff writer at the Food and Environment Reporting Network. Prior to joining FERN, she worked for three years as a reporter and policy analyst with the Open Markets Institute, where she covered economic consolidation and monopolization in the food and agriculture industry. She founded and wrote Food & Power, a first-of-its kind resource on food sector consolidation. Her writing on food, agriculture, and land policy has appeared in The Washington Post, the Nation, the Washington Monthly, the Journal of Food Law and Policy, CNN, Fortune, Time, Slate, Daily Yonder, Civil Eats, and more. Leah has held a variety of jobs in the food system, including working on farms, co-running a CSA, and facilitating the development of rural food buying co-ops.
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