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The Pulitzer Prize-winning Point Reyes Light is a historic weekly newspaper covering coastal Marin County with a focus agriculture, environment, and Latino and immigrant issues, and culture. Read us at ptreyeslight.com.

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Rancho Documents Reveal an Interconnected Chain of Conflict

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(This article written by Christopher Peak was published May 8, 2014, in the Point Reyes Light. Peak also took the photos.) Newly disclosed documents about Rancho Feeding Corporation, the Petaluma slaughterhouse that closed down operations after a sweeping recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef, reveal a cozy relationship between the plant management and the… Continue Reading

Rancher Fights Order in Blanket 9-Million-Pound Beef Recall

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Editor’s note: This article written by Christopher Peak originally appeared in the Point Reyes Light. Food Safety News does not endorse any individual food producer on cleanliness or safety. We also do not consider antibiotics or growth hormones to be a determining factor in the ultimate safety of a food product. Regardless, we feel the article… Continue Reading

Bay Area’s Last Major Slaughterhouse Struggles with Recalls, Closures

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This article was written by Christopher Peak, a Marin Media Institute Research Fellow for the Point Reyes Light. After nearly a century in business, the Bay Area’s last major slaughterhouse facility has once again closed its doors, for the second time in less than a month. Following a massive recall of about 8.7 million pounds… Continue Reading