Peak Oil Chewing Gum

Have you ever thought about chewing gum? Asked any Mayan archaeologist lately?

By the late 1880s, Adams produced five tons of chewing gum daily. By 1930, chicle forests were nearly extinct, thus we’ve been chewing flavored petroleum and wax.

But now, the world’s first biodegradable chewing gum is coming to market.

link to Smithsonian