Julia John
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Julia is a Food Tank intern who recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in environmental science and policy. With a background in environmental journalism, she has written about sustainable food and conservation for various print and online publications, from a local Vermont paper to the international news site Mongabay. She’s especially interested in alternative proteins, waste reduction and wildlife protection. Her hobbies include playing sports, taking long walks and befriending indifferent alley cats.

Reusable Tableware Could Resolve China’s Plastic Problem

This solution could decrease waste production by over 90 percent and environmental emissions and water consumption by over 66 percent.

Monoculture Could Worsen Vulnerability to Climate Change

To boost agricultural resilience, research suggests, policymakers and producers must create more diverse farms by considering how single-species fields interact with water and feed into environmental threats.

Farming Right Can Boost Soil Lifespans, Research Shows

By countering erosion, soil conservation techniques could allow farmers to feed the world for more than 10,000 years.