By: Kayla Ray
SC105: T Th 3:30
March 4, 2013
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: I want my audience to understand the importance of purchasing and consuming organic food.
Thesis: Choosing to purchase and consume organic food is a smart and healthy choice for you and your family.
Formal Outline of Speech
I. “The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000.” Food activist, Michael Pollan, makes this statement as the introduction to a documentary titled Food Inc., which discusses the way food is being produced today in America.
A. Now, there are many choices that can be made when trying to eat healthy.
1. Eating the recommended amount of calories, eating many fruits and vegetables, getting a sandwich from subway instead of getting a hamburger from McDonalds, or drinking water instead of soda.
2. These can all be good decisions, but is it beneficial if it is not organic? Of course it can be, but is it as beneficial?
II. Eating organic food can do things for your body that non organic food cannot do.
A. After watching the documentary, Food Inc., I was shocked to find out how our food is being produced and handled in America.
1. Is the process of how our food is made something we need to recognize?
2. Is it better for our food to be brought up naturally by hard working farmers rather than being abused, pumped up with hormones and filled with many other chemicals?
3. The answer to these questions should potentially be yes. B. Non organic food is not only less beneficial to eat, but has the potential to harm our families.
III. [Thesis] Choosing to purchase and consume organic food is a smart and healthy choice for you and your family.
IV. [Preview] I’m now going to inform you of how the importance of purchasing and consuming organic food relates to each and every one
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