Michael Pollan: A Plant’s Perspective

April 29th, 2011 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on Michael Pollan: A Plant’s Perspective

The 17 minute video below is one of the best viewings I’ve sat through in a while and would highly encourage you to give it a look. It’s Michael Pollan talking about the dance that we do (or don’t do) with nature, and looks at it from the perspective of the plants and animals that we think we are manipulating and controlling as we pursue our agricultural system.

If you’re not familiar with Michael Pollan, he describes himself as someone who writes about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. He is a wonderful voice for organic and healthy eating as well as for a long-term sustainable society.

I understand that 17 minutes is a bit of time for watching a video these days, but it will be, if not the finest 17 minutes of your day, certainly the most interesting. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQPN1O03z8I&playnext=1&list=PL32A20A8B8C1F1E19