'From Marly Falcon, Knight Foundation contributing blogger:
People are easily lured in by the sweetness, beauty, smell and sometimes even intoxication of certain plants. What if plants have their own hidden agenda that we didn't know about?
''''''''''' Michael Pollan, Knight Chair in Science and Technology Reporting, is featured in'a two-hour long documentary based on his best selling book The Botany of Desire. Pollan explores the natural history of four plants: the potato, the apple, the tulip and marijuana. The well-reviewed film'examines the mystery between humans and plants and how they each use each other to get what they want.
''''''''''' The documentary, which''airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. on PBS, begins in Pollan's garden and then travels to the potato fields of Peru and Idaho, the apple orchards of Kazakhstan, the tulip markets of Amsterdam and finally, medical marijuana grow rooms of the United States. See a clip here.