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Michael Pollan, Jonny Appleseed, and the Botany of Desire

Hi everyone —

Just to start following up on some of the threads that emerged out of our conversation last night: here’s a link to a segment of the documentary based on Michael Pollan’s Botany of Desire. Due to copyright I can’t post or embed the film clip into the blog here (I did that under videotheque via something on youtube, but that got shut down, and the link no longer works).

Watch “Clip 4” to see the 6-7 minute bit on Appleseed. They start discussing Appleseed’s Swedenborgian theology at about the four minute mark, but the whole thing is worth watching. As is the entirety of Pollan’s book very worth reading.