Leah Douglas
Leah Douglas is a reporter and policy analyst with the Open Markets program at New America. Her focus is the effects of corporate power and consolidation on rural and agricultural communities, including producers, workers, and consumers. She writes and publishes Food & Power, a first-of-its-kind resource on consolidation in the food system. Her writing has appeared in the Nation, the Journal of Food Law and Policy, the Washington Monthly, CNN, Time, Fortune, Slate, and numerous food publications.

African Americans have lost untold acres of farmland over the last century

Driving the long, flat roads of Hilton Head island is hypnotic. One bike-rental shop blends into another; countless villa-style office complexes advertise real-estate agents and banks. Tourists meander to their cars wearing all white, carrying brightly colored smoothies. Rows of palm trees wave slowly over the crawling traffic. A waterfront hotel looms on the horizon.… » Read More

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