Christopher Leonard

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Investigative journalist and author of The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business

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Meat Racket

Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles, weekdays at noon.

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The Agriculture Department is conducting a criminal investigation into Rancho Feeding, one of California's few slaughterhouses. It's now closed.

How Safe Is California Beef?

The Agriculture Department is conducting a criminal investigation into Rancho Feeding, one of California's few slaughterhouses. It's now closed.

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Meat Racket

A handful of companies control the vast majority of meat production in this country. And with size comes influence.

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