If my memory serves me correctly, the spork came about as means to improve our lives. Combining the previously separate spoon and fork saved space and money by requiring less materials to create a utensil with a dual purpose. Well, they've upgraded the spork, if you can believe it.
Mater-Bi, a biodegradable starched plastic is being used for creation. Reinventing the spork may seem like beating a dead horse, but its helping the environment and only seems to be hurting those filthy no-good conservative anti-sporkernites.
Moscardino Spork [Treehugger]