The botany of desire

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Nature Documentary hosted by Michael Pollan and published by PBS in 2009 - English narration

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While visiting places like Peru, Kazakhstan & Amsterdam, learn from author Michael Pollan as he explains the natural history of apples, tulips, marijuana & potatoes & describes how common plants such as these deftly manipulate human desires. Based on Pollan’s best-selling book, this documentary encourages viewers to look at the world from a vastly different perspective & improve their relationships with nature.

Sweetness: Few plants have appealed to our inborn desire for sweetness more successfully than the apple.

Intoxication: People in every culture and society except the Eskimos have used some kind of plant to change consciousness. No plant has exploited this desire more effectively than the lowly weed marijuana.

Beauty: Have you ever wondered what we have in common with bees? Look no further than the tulip, whose beauty has bewitched us for thousands of years.

Control: Rich in nutrients and easy to grow, the potato has been the bedrock of civilizations. But our dependence on it also points out the perils of trying to control nature.

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