Thursday, 1 April 2010

Ready for CAE p 176. Film Version of Michael Pollan’s Botany of Desire. Extra Listening

Michael Pollan’s best-selling book, Botany of Desire, is now a film. The film takes you inside our relationship with the plant world, and shows “how four familiar species — the apple, the tulip, cannabis and the potato — evolved to satisfy our yearnings for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control.” The preview is above. You can watch Michael Pollan's interview with Bill Moyers about food (there is a transcript below the video).


  1. Beatiful images and a very interesting point of view!

  2. Pedro J. Romaguera3 November 2009 at 02:03

    Nice video.
    It shows how magnificient is knowledge. The everyday plants (tulip is hard to see here, I have to cook potatoes tomorrow, I always try to have apples at home and in my job I usually confiscate cannabis) aren't just simple objects. They are, as everything, items with history, future, curiosities...

    Pedro J. Roamguera


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