Laura Orlando is a member of the Rural America In These Times Board of Editors and the executive director of the Resource Institute for Low Entropy Systems (RILES), a Boston-based nonprofit concerned with health and the environment.
She also teaches in the environmental health department at the Boston University School of Public Health. Laura grew up on a farm near Benton Harbor, Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
The Legacy of Slavery: What Inequality and Industrial Hog Operations Have in Common
American agriculture is not one story, but many. Millions of animals living in confined spaces as part of large scale, market-directed production—industrial agribusiness—is one of the more horrific ones.... MORE
Rural America · March 19, 2015
The Big Necessity argues toilets and sewers are the key to improved sanitation. But reality is more complex - and toxic MORE
Culture · October 24, 2008