Persuasive Speech Outline

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Vicky Yeung

Ms. Davis

Communication Applications 1

28 September 2012

Persuasive Speech Outline



People are often familiar with the simile “like a chicken with its head cut off,” and
receive it as a joke. However, that exact same chicken, now injected with chemicals and
hormones, is appearing in our food without the knowled
ge of the general public.
Consumers have the right to know exactly what substances they are consuming,
according to Gregory Jaffe, the director of a biotechnology advocacy group; therefore,
restaurants should not be allowed to sell genetically modified chi
ckens under the name
“chicken.” To prove this point, we will focus on the following three main points:
first
the
issue of unpredictability,
next
contaminat
ion, and finally the hidden reason

why
companies refuse to label
genetically modified chickens.


A
major issue

with genetically modified food

is di
srupting the balance of nature,
thus resulting in unpredictability.
There is a reason why after a major disaster in nature,
succession occurs to restore equilibrium. Just like with na
ture, genetically modifie
d food

have the chance of backfiring, because they are “unpredictable, they are untested, and
they are unlabeled” (Cummins).
Since there are risks with consuming this kind of food,
people should have the choice to decide for themselves whether they would l
ike to
continue buying those products. That is only possible if restaurants label their food.


Contamination in this kind of food appears. Those with severe allergies could
unknowingly trigger severe reactions if their food comes into contamination with o
ther
products. For example, in 2000,
genetically modified foods were

contaminated with
Star
Link

seeds, which

were approved for animal feed. It was
not
approved for
humans, since
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they can cause severe allergic reactions.
If such contamination occurred in a

widely eaten
food, such as chicken, then the consequences would be even more devastating.


Furthermore, there must be a hidden reason why companies refuse to disclose
information on their chicken products. A main concern for those companies is
consumer
r
ejection. Consumers would not reject a product unless there was a reason for it; therefore,
there has to be an underlying reason for their refusal to label their products. Because
those companies refuse to give that reason, customers have the right to know

at the very
least if they’re eating genetically modified chicken at a restaurant to avoid the risks of the
anomaly in the first place.


To close, the general public has the right to know what their chicken has gone
through, whether it’s radiation or simp
le modifications, so restaurants should not be
allowed to sell genetically modified chicken under the name “chicken. I have shared with
you the following main three points: first the issue of unpredictability, next
contamination, and finally the hidden rea
son why companies refuse to label genetically
modified chickens.
Unless you want to eat chicken from unidentifiable regions of the
earth, we should demand restaurants to inform people of exactly what they’re eating,
whether it’s a chicken with no legs or a

perfectly normal chicken. If it is safe, then they
should have nothing to hide.









Yeung
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Works Cited

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"Genetically altered chickens lay drugs in eggs
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Health
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Health care
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More health news
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"Genetic Engineering, GMO
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The Issues
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Sustainable Table."

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