Article : “The nacho Dorito”

The New York Times article explains how consumers are manipulated by the design of Doritos. Specifically, multiple elements of the chips are created to be physically and psychologically appealing which increases consumption. Naturally, consumption of junk food is not good for one’s health.

May 2021 TOK Prescribed title #6 is focus whether or bias is positive or not. The Doritos RLE has clear links to bias:

  • Whether or not the article / the NYT / the media reporting is biased
  • How personal bias plays role in what an individual thinks about the NYT article, Doritos research, government regulation of junk food companies
  • The role that bias plays in the regulation of food companies
  • How bias plays a role in the ethical decisions that scientists working for Doritos make