Everyone eats all different kinds of food throughout the world. As the saying goes, “You eat with your eyes first,” and that's what this experiment is about. The curiosity for this experiment came from children because often times when a parent puts a new dish in front of a child, they look at it and say they do not like it automatically and when they taste it, their opinion stays the same. From common knowledge, flavors of food tend to have distinct colors; examples being red for strawberry, green for a vegetable of some kind, or brown and white for ice cream. Finding a connection between your senses is a common experiment that is conducted throughout labs. However throughout all the research people may not know why this topic is important but it is because that not only can the sight of food help their child's eating problems but many stores are actually altering foods appearance to make the customer not only buy the product but have their taste be impacted by it.
Most children are very are very picky eaters and now with this idea of the connection of senses it can be a groundbreaking role in the development of the new generation. If this experiment is successful then the way food is produced and consumed can be entirely different. The most common method of parents today is chopping things such as vegetables very small and putting it in a child's diet but the issue with that is that the amount you are putting in is so tiny that the child will not be getting the nutrients it needs. If we can alter the appearance of the food, for example make broccoli light brownish to mock a potato, then we not only could fix a child's health but an American obesity issue as well. A child’s perception of the food will be change for so long and just long enough until they are mature enough to eat regularly.
Another reason why this topic is so important is because the way we see things can affect what we consume. Supermarkets have been said to put pesticides on our foods not only to keep them fresh longer but to brighten them up so we get an idea of what we will taste. For example, a market may spray their apples to make them look brighter so we think they are sweeter but in reality we are just consuming a normal apple but with pesticides in it. Another example are sports drinks, they could all be the same flavor but the colors such as blue and yellow make us believe they are blue raspberry and lemon-lime. This experiment can help solve this conflict because if we can find a connection between sight and taste then we can find a way to actually make things naturally taste better but still look great.
This experiment is directly linked to biology because biology is the study of the human body and all things around it. Since this project relates to the traits of the human body such as the senses and perception a biology lab is the perfect place to conduct an experiment like this. Finding out connections the human body could be key to our society. With society constantly advancing, whether it's technologically or biologically, it is important to stay on top of the game and there's no better way to do that than to solve a question that could change life as we know it.