Part One: Discussion

With your partner(s), discuss the following:

  1. What are the arguments for and against the growing of genetically engineered or modified foods?
  2. Do you think we should be growing genetically modified food? Why or why not?

Part Two: Supporting an Argument with Relevant Detail

The beauty of persuasive writing is that there is no incorrect opinion; however, you must be able to defend your position with a logical supporting argument. In the academic world, a claim is only as strong as its weakest supporting point, so it is essential to have relevant details from credible sources to reinforce your position.

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