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:
issue of unpredictability,
ion, and finally the hidden reason
companies refuse to label
genetically modified chickens.
with genetically modified food
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
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
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
products. For example, in 2000,
genetically modified foods were
were approved for animal feed. It was
they can cause severe allergic reactions.
If such contamination occurred in a
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
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
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.
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