Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday TED Talk: Michael Pollan - A Plant's-Eye View

Michael Pollan, the author of The Botany of Desire, as well as The Omnivore's Dilemma, and In Defense of Food, shows in the following TED talk what the world (and agriculture in particular) would look like from the point of view of plants. Imagine, for example, if we humans were all just pawns in corn's master strategy to rule the earth by making us dependent on ethanol -- consciousness is not the only thing that has evolved to enable survival, and the plants have been going at it for much longer than we have. From the 2007 TED Conference:

You can read more about Michael Pollan here, and this is a link to his Website (with a description of his newest book, Food Rules). You may watch this talk in its high-res version from this link, and download the talk in that and other formats from this page.

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