PBS The Botany of Desire – Full Video

“We don’t give nearly enough credit to plants, they’ve been working on us, using us…for their own purposes.” –Michael Pollan

The Botany of Desire feature length video was titled after Pollan’s book. Pollan puts forth a thought provoking hypothesis: the coevolutionary connection between humans and botany. The idea that plants has exerted its influence on humans isn’t far fetched.  One thing is clear, without them, we won’t travel far.  The Botany of Desire blends history, agriculture, and science in a beautiful visual tone. Full video below, HD recommended.

Flowers. Trees. Plants. We’ve always thought that we controlled them. But what if, in fact, they have been shaping us? Using this provocative question as a jumping off point, The Botany of Desire takes viewers on an exploration of our relationship with the plant world – seen from the plants’ point of view.

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