The Real Reason Why You Won't Eat Green Eggs (and Ham)

This week, as I was passing through a drugstore, I noticed on the shelves Cadbury's Creme Eggs. I didn't recognize them at first, because their usual blue, red, yellow, and green packaging was turned into a rather unpleasant purple and green combination that reminded me of those old Nickelodeon shows that used to… » 9/28/12 12:41pm 9/28/12 12:41pm

Weirdest (and Most Poisonous) Food Colorings from Antiquity

The next time you see a Ghostbusters wedding cake, stop and wonder just how they got the radioactive green coloring for the ectoplasmic slime. It's worth asking — because history is full of really icky substances being used for food colorings. You probably know already about the beetle that is still crushed to make… » 9/21/12 10:30am 9/21/12 10:30am