I want to know if anyone out there was told that the gum in the newly issued MRE's were also a laxative? While I was in the Corps we were told that a number of times out in the field. I never noticed anything different than a sore corn hole. Captain's Chicken, Cheese and veggie omelet were two of the worst MRE's to get stuck with in the field. Glad I don't have to eat that stuff anymore.