The Botany of Desire (2010)
1080p BluRay | 1920 x 1080 | .MP4/AVC @ 2500 Kbps | 1h 56mn | English AAC 224 Kbps, 2 channels | 2.22 GB
720p BluRay | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 1500 Kbps | 1h 56mn | English AAC 224 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.40 GB
Michael Pollan, a professor of journalism and a student of food, presents the history of four plants, each of which found a way to make itself essential to humans, thus ensuring widespread propagation. Apples, for sweetness; tulips, for beauty; marijuana, for pleasure; and, potatoes, for sustenance. Each has a story of discovery and adaptation; each has a symbiotic relationship with human civilization. The film tells these stories and examines these relationships.