In this video from Tampa Bay Times NIE, you will be introduced to a new product: a plant-based burger that sizzles, bleeds, and tastes like real meat. Why would Bill Gates and Google Ventures fund this research project? Even though it sizzles and even bleeds like real meat, this burger is entirely plant based. Why would the company want to introduce this product through a news article? How is an article different from an advertisement? What factors would someone take into consideration when choosing to buy this burger?
SS.8.FL.2.2 Analyze a source’s incentives in providing information about a good or service, and how a consumer can better assess the quality and usefulness of the information.
SS.912.FL.2.1: Compare consumer decisions as they are influenced by the price of a good or service, the price of alternatives, and the consumer’s income as well as his or her preferences.
Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.