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Chewing Gum Title Page

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CHEWING GUM
By: Lauren MahdiDue: April 4, 2008
 
Table of Contents
I.
Introduction page 1
II.
History of Chewing Gum page 2-3
III.
How Gum is Made page 4
IV.
Diagrampage 5
V.
Why Gum is Chewed page 6
VI.
The Good and Bad Effects page 7
VII.
Conclusion page 8
VIII.
Bibliography page 9
 
History
Do you know how long ago people began chewing gum?About one thousand years ago, the Mayan Indians started tochew chicle which is hardened juice from the sapodilla tree. TheGreeks made and chewed gum from sap in the mastic tree andNew England Indians made gum from spruce sap. New Englandsettlers picked up the habit of chewing gum from the Indians.Eventually, sweetened paraffin wax became more popular thanspruce gum.In the mid 1800’s chicle was brought from Mexico by AntonioLopez who came to New York to sell it as a type of rubber. Also aman named Thomas Adams tried to make things from chicle, butfailed when he found that chicle wouldn’t harden. Later he foundthat it could be chewed and then made with different flavors thathe manufactured at his factory. Chicle soon was preferred over spruce and paraffin gums.The first bubble gum was produced in 1906 and was calledBlibber-Blubber, but it wasn’t sold in stores. In 1914, WrigleyDoublemint brand was created and mint and other fruit extracts

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