Persuasion Speech / Eating Local Ann Arbor

1145 words 5 pages
J Anderson COM 101

Persuasive Speech – December 1, 2010


Specific Purpose: To persuade our audience to buy and eat organic local meats and produce not only for their health and protection from chemically and genetically enhanced foods but also to sustain and help our local community and economy.

Attention Grabber: Today I would like to speak on a topic that is very close to all of our hearts,..That being our pockets and our stomachs, you may ask yourself what do I mean by this? I’m talking about your health, Food and $. Tied together these things help to
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I know we are busy people, but here are some things to think about.

a. The benefit of supporting local food helps not only you, but also your community.

b. Some people say that eating local or organic is more expensive. But is it really? From all these things I’ve learned about the “food system” I look at it this way. Either pay for healthy fresh foods now, or pay for your health bills later. Ill leave that up to you, but I know witch one I would choose.

c. Eating local effects the number of miles our food travels, giving us fresher goods there fore goods are shipped fewer miles, lessening pollution caused by long distance shipping. Our dollars can support local farmers and shippers, helping our local economy and giving, us healthier fresher food.

d. There are markets out there that sell meat from happy cows that do graze in green pastures. like knights market all there meat is hormone free USDA prime grass fed beef from local Michigan farms. The chickens are all organic true Amish chickens. Sparro market in Kerry town also sells local beef and poultry.

e. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am to 3pm Kerry town holds there farmers market it showcases all the areas finest locally grown and produced food. When you shop locally you also get to know the people that grow your food. Witch is always