Michael Pollan is the author of The Botany Of Desire+Omnivore’s Dilemma and his latest In Defense Of food. In all of which he explains how our food not only affects our health but has far-reaching political, economic, and environmental implications. Few writers approach their subjects with such rigor, passion and perspective. Whereas most humans think we are Darwin’s most accomplished species, Pollan convincingly argues that plants — even our own front lawns — have evolved to use us as much as we use them.
A Plant's Eye-View Michael Pollan Speaks at TED 2007