Engineers develop Vegebot to lend a robotic hand in identifying and picking iceberg lettuce.
Lori Valigra writes about science, technology, and business for general and specialty news outlets in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including coverage of the "farm to fork" movement and food safety. She’s been involved in several media startups, and had articles published by The Boston Globe, Reuters, Science magazine, and others. She holds an MS in science journalism from Boston University and a BS in medical writing from University of Pittsburgh. She won numerous journalism fellowships and awards, including the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lori enjoys bicycling, snowshoeing, gardening, and traveling. She lives in the western mountains of Maine. Reach her at email@example.com.
Articles by Lori Valigra
Dung beetles, soil bacteria may be a natural “clean up crew” to improve food safety.
This year’s United Fresh expo features enhanced programming, networking events.
Vendors would benefit from customized food safety training programs to address issues and regulatory requirements.
Public debates are raging on over the accuracy and usefulness of product labels.
USDA Harmonized GAP audit aligns with the FDA’s Produce Safety Rule to streamline audits for farmers.
Various risk factors associated with open water sources and ways to minimize those risks through management practices.
Indoor vertical farming holds promise for growing more vegetables as it’s easier to control temperature, humidity, and other conditions
State enacts food sovereignty law that promotes freedom of food choice for consumers willing to forgo safety regulations
Imperfect fruits and vegetables offer same taste and shelf-life as their cosmetically appealing brethren