In "And the Lawn Won" (Back Page, June 6) writer Joe Essid claimed that "much fertilizer is made from petroleum." He corrects himself: "In fact, natural gas is more widely used than liquified petroleum in the process of making ammonia for fertilizers. … Given projections for rising use of natural gas and its finite supply, however, I stand by my larger claim that we are entering an era when higher energy costs will cause fertilizer prices to rise. Readers wanting more information should search online for the United Nations' document 'Mineral Fertilizer Production and the Environment.'"

  • Click here for more Forum

  • Favorite


    Subscribe to this thread:

    Add a comment

    Connect with Style Weekly

    Most Popular Stories

    Copyright © 2021 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation