Let It Grow (Michael Pollan)

I just finished watching the second half of The Botany Of Desire on PBS (I missed the first). For those of you who don't know, Michael Pollan, is a genius. The author of, among others, The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, and major contributor to the movie Food, Inc. as well as The Botany Of Desire (based on another of his books), he is one of the most influential and inspirational voices in my life.
His understanding of the complexities of the natural world is surpassed only by his ability to convey it. "Everything we do, what we choose to eat, what flowers we choose to put on our tables, what drugs we choose to take, these are evolutionary votes we are casting everyday, in many, many different ways."
This program will be broadcast at least twice more this week on both of the PBS stations we get. Watch it, or record it and watch it later, tell others to do the same.
"The order we impose on nature is never more than temporary or illusory. In the end the logic of nature will win out over the logic of capitalism, the logic of the factory, the logic of efficiency. It's always been so, and it always will be so. Nature is stronger than any of our designs, and nature resists our control."
(This is the first in a series of posts honoring the work of those who are changing the way we see, grow, acquire, or otherwise encounter food in today's world. May their seeds grow with the vigor of all living things.)


Trisha said...

hey, this looks awesome!

jason said...

Thanks Trisha

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