Watch The Botony of Desire Posted on November 2nd, 2009 by

bottany-of-desirePBS is currently running  a special based on Michael Pollan’s best-selling book, The Botany of Desire, in which he explores the question, “do plants use humans as much as we use them?”

…this special takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of the human relationship with the plant world, seen from the plants’ point of view. The program shows how four familiar species — the apple, the tulip, cannabis and the potato — evolved to satisfy our yearnings for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control.

Watch the whole thing online over at PBS.

The Botany of Desire


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