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Dan Stone

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. 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. His current book is “The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats.”