Hackers like to change things, to alter what already exists and to explore DIY ways in which to alter their surroundings.
The video below, produced by VICE, explores the world of food hacking and meets some of the people busy in labs trying to hack existing food experiences.
The presenter meets with Akihiko Iyoda who is working to change the taste of foods using specifically designed perfumes.
Smell makes up a huge aspect of the way we taste foods and Iyoda demonstrates this by showing how a clear, tasteless gel can be made to taste like anything.
It’s fascinating to see some of the research going on in the food hacking world. Take a look.