Daniel Stone

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Why do we eat what we eat? And where does it come from? National Geographic​ ​writer and author Daniel Stone will colorfully describe the​ ​dramatic,​ ​strange, and​ ​curious way America imported​ ​the items in the modern supermarket, and then​ ​exported the American diet all over the world.​ ​He’ll then explain what globalization​ ​means for our food systems, and the changes coming to what we eat in the​ ​coming decade.


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Daniel Stone is a writer on environmental science, agriculture, and botany in Washington D.C. He writes for National Geographic and is a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He teaches environmental policy at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats (2018).

After growing up in Los Angeles, he spent his youth in Davis, California, where he dirtied his fingernails in fields of peaches and strawberries. He worked for a pluot and stone fruit farmer before moving to Washington, D.C. He vows to move back any winter now. He enjoys running, baseball, key changes, stovetop popcorn, and is part of a competitive book club.

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