I am writing an argumentative essay. My topic is local food vs imported food. I want 3 topic sentences or 3 main points. I also want to know the counterargument (rebuff). A topic sentence is also...

I am writing an argumentative essay. My topic is local food vs imported food. I want 3 topic sentences or 3 main points. I also want to know the counterargument (rebuff). A topic sentence is also needed, and I want to know what the thesis to the topic sentence is.

 

Expert Answers info

Jonathan Beutlich, M.A. eNotes educator | Certified Educator

briefcaseTeacher (K-12), Professional Writer

bookB.A. from Calvin University

bookM.A. from Dordt University


calendarEducator since 2014

write5,941 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Science, and History

The prompt doesn't seem to specify which side of the argument that you should take, so definitely figure out if you want to argue for or against locally grown food. There are definitely arguments for or against it. One argument is that buying locally grown foods helps to support local business and industry. Your money goes to support the people that live and work around you. However, that same argument can be used for imported foods. The people that stock and sell those imported brands are likely people that live in your area as well. Employees of grocery stores likely live in town. If everybody bought food from farmer's markets, then those grocery stores are in danger of having to cut employees.

Another argument is that locally grown foods are likely fresher. There is some validity to that argument, but the transportation and packaging industries are amazing at this point, and it is possible for a fruit or vegetable to be picked in one country and appear...

(The entire section contains 3 answers and 932 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial

Domenick Franecki eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2016

write4,282 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences

check Approved by eNotes Editorial

pacorz eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2011

write1,056 answers

starTop subjects are Science, Social Sciences, and Literature

check Approved by eNotes Editorial


mejenmetak | Student

thank you this really help..:)

 

check Approved by eNotes Editorial