Genetically Altered Foods Specific Purpose Statement: I want my audience to agree that genetically altered foods can pose health risks to consumers and our environment. Thesis: Because of the health risks that genetically altered foods pose for the individual and environment, organically grown foods are the safe and healthy alternative. Attention Step: Focus audience on your message and give them a reason for listening. This step includes an attention-getter, a thesis, a statement of credibility, and a preview of the speeches main points. Have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat”? Well in dealing with genetically engineered foods, this is not necessarily a good thing; in fact, it can be very harmful. Need Step: Show audience members that a present state of affairs is undesirable or needs changing. Genetic engineering will actually create more problems that it will solve. • Mutated genes can cause many health hazards. • Genetically altered foods can be harmful to the environment. Satisfaction step: Offer a solution to satisfy the need. But, there are ways to stop the harmful effects of genetic engineering. Organic farming is one way to stop these damages. Visualization Step: Describe what will happen if the solution is adopted or the consequences of not adopting the solution. Imagine a world where the foods had few nutrients, the soil is contaminated, and global warming is prominent. This is a world where no organic crops are grown…a world where genetic engineering of plants is widely used. Action Step: Ask the audience to implement the proposal outlined in the satisfaction step. You can help yourselves and the environment by supporting organic growth. • One way you can help keep yourselves and your environment healthy is by showing your support for organic farming. • Another way to support organic growth is by assuring that the meat you eat, such as chicken and beef, is not fed any kind of genetically engineered foods.