Photography Gallery: Food Safety Five Years After the Salinas Valley E. Coli Outbreak

Multimedia reporter Lauren M. Whaley traveled to Salinas Valley, Calif. to capture some of the efforts valley growers and companies have put in place since the 2006 E. Coli outbreak.

In addition to fields of lettuce, she photographed an Earthbound Farm spinach processing facility and a warehouse operated by New Leaf Food Safety Solutions, which produces a leafy green wash called T-128 that stops the spread of contamination from one leaf to another.

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Lauren M. Whaley

Freelance journalist Lauren M. Whaley is a photographer, radio producer and print reporter specializing in topics related to mental illness, reproductive health care and health disparities. She is also a childbirth photographer.This year, She is working on a series about how low-income parents access care for perinatal mental illnesses. The project is funded in part by the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism.She was a 2016-17 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology.Her work has been recognized by the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) STEM story project. She has contributed radio, video, photography and written stories to KQED Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio, the San Jose Mercury News, the New York Times and other media outlets. For six years, she worked as the Center for Health Reporting's multimedia journalist. She is a past president of the national organizationJournalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) and spent her early 20s leading canoe expeditions for young women, including a solo-led 45-trip in the Canadian Arctic. She is based in Los Angeles.

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