Michael Pollan: The Botany of Desire/ Diabetes Update


Denise Faustman
*Associate Professor of Medicine
*Harvard Medical School
*Director, Immunobiology Laboratories
*Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Michael Pollan
* Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine
* Author, The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World, (Random House, 2001)
Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut

What do sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control have to do with plants? Well...everything according to Michael Pollan, the author of the best selling The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World. In this hour of Science Friday, we'll take a look at the way people and plants—including apples and marijuana—interact with each other, with author Michael Pollan. Plus...new insights in treating type 1 diabetes.

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