I believe I already pointed the fact , that everything we use today is reliant on fossil fuel, including the extraction and manufacturing of iron and steel. Our pharmaceuticals,,fertilizers and pesticides, rubber, plastics,jelly beans food additives, food colorings,hair dies,paints, even in the manufacturing of green products, and of course the means of transportation in which all of these consumer products get to us.,There is no denying it is our black crack, and like crack, it may be fun the first little while, but in the long run it will kill you.<quoted text>
You must be down to your last toke.
"It's the material basis of our society essentially," said Michael Wilson, a research scientist at the University of California Berkeley. "This is the Petrochemical Age."
Louisiana State University environmental sciences professor Ed Overton, who works with the government on oil spill chemistry, said: "There's nothing that we do on a daily basis that isn't touched by petrochemicals."
When in the movie "The Graduate" young Benjamin is given advice about the future, it comes in one word: plastics. About 93% of American plastics start with natural gas or oil.
"Just about anything that's not iron or steel or metal of some sort has some petrochemical component. And that's just because of what we've been able to do with it," said West Virginia University chemistry professor Dady Dadyburjor.
Oneear, you can declare yourself petrochemical-free as of today.
Begin by tossing your PC.
In 1916, a man by the name of George Schlichten invented a machine called a decorticator, which could strip the fiber from any plant, separating it from the pulp. It was an attempt to replace the need for trees to make paper, and he was successful in making pulp for newsprint at half the cost. The invention was hailed as a revolutionary device Popular Mechanics published an article calling hemp the New Billion Dollar Crop- that had the potential to halt deforestation.
However, hemp became restricted for the first time in America by the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, amid special interests by oil companies seeking to oust competition from the market, as they had just invented a way to turn trees into paper using toxic chemicals. Schlichtens decorticator was making their method obsolete. Restriction of hemp was achieved under the guise of prohibition of a dangerous drug -called by the previously unheard name for the plant marijuana. It was restricted without the consideration of the American Medical Association, which had been prescribing cannabis medicine for decades, even to many of the congressmen who outlawed it.