Leah Douglas

Leah Douglas was a reporter and analyst with the Open Markets program, where she researched power consolidation and monopolization in the food and agriculture industry. She is interested in the intersections of race, gender, and class as they pertain to labor, access, and justice in the food system.

Prior to joining New America, Douglas was marketing manager at Wholeshare, where she helped build local food infrastructure across New York State. She has written about food policy issues for several years and has held many jobs within the food system. She has a BA in food studies from Brown University.

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OPEN MARKETS
Mr. President, will you help US ranchers?

Leah Douglas wrote for CNN about the crisis facing American ranchers, and what Donald Trump can do about it.


OPEN MARKETS
Monsanto-Bayer Mega-Deal a Nightmare for America?

Leah Douglas wrote for CNN about the likely negative effects of the Monsanto-Bayer merger on consumers, farmers, and the food system.


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Announcing the Launch of Food & Power, a New Publication on Monopoly Power in the Food System

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Consolidation Is Eating Our Food Economy

What’s happening to the United States food market is relevant to anyone who makes, sells, or eats food in America. That includes you, writes


OPEN MARKETS and NEW AMERICA NYC
Soda Politics

From NYC's bill to Berkeley's soda tax, regulation is currently one of the most hotly debated issues in public health and food policy.


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Soda Politics

How did products containing such inexpensive ingredients turn into a multibillion dollar industry?


A Bone Left Unpicked

To move food policy in the right direction, we must recognize corporate interests as a key factor in the status quo. Leah Douglas outlines t


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Got Organic?

As organic products have moved from niche to mainstream, the politics surrounding organic farming have also changed. Some farmers believe th


Why You Should Pay Attention to the Heinz/Kraft Merger

While it may seem innocuous, there could be serious ramifications for consumers and producers.


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The last state standing against corporate farming weighs a change

This isn’t the first time Schilz has attempted to overturn the CLMA. Last year, the senator introduced a bill that would have overturned the