Leah Douglas

Leah Douglas (they/them or she/her) is an associate editor and staff writer at FERN. Prior to joining the team, Leah worked for three years as a reporter and policy analyst with the Open Markets Institute researching economic consolidation and monopolization in the food and agriculture industry. Leah founded and wrote Food & Power, a first-of-its kind resource on food sector consolidation. Leah’s reporting on corporate power and big business in the food and agriculture sectors has been published in the Guardian, the Nation, the Washington Post, Mother Jones, NPR, Time, Fortune, and other outlets. Leah was the 2020 recipient of the National Farmers Union Milt Hakel Award for excellence in agricultural reporting and a member of the 2019-2020 cohort of the New Economies Reporting Project finance solutions fellowship. 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.