The Botany of Desire

Michael Pollan explains how four plants, the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato, have all managed to further their existence by controlling us, the human beings. The apple seduces us with sweetness, the tulip with beauty, marijuana (cannabis) with intoxication, and the potato, in its productivity, gives us greater control over our lives through nutrition. Fascinating documentary. Nearly two hours long, but worth every minute of time spent watching it.