Most of us on this forum agree that BEVs, solar, wind, etc... are the future, and Oil is old news/toxic for all of us and environmentally. We also know of Oil's plasticity (no pun intended) and it's use as feed-stock for a variety of plastics and compounds. What about using Oil for food-stock? Add in a little O2, N2 and we have proteins and carbohydrates. Current projections for the carrying capacity of the world is 10-11 billion people. We are at around 7-8 billion. What if some of the oil being pumped could be converted to food? Many have argued that the current turmoil in the Middle East can be directly attributed to a jump in price of food/bread. What if Saudi Arabia, through chemistry could become a net exporter of food/feed? Yes, crazy (and gross) thought, but I'm just trying to think of what alternatives could be pursued for all the infrastructure mankind has built for oil. A very indirect "Soylent Green"--the movie I'm referring to, not the new product talked about elsewhere in the forums (since oil is essentially dead organisms).