The Locavore Myth: What Claim Does the Argument Make? (Coursework Sample)
Read the article and answer the following questions.
1.What claim does the argument make?
2.What grounds are offered for the claim?
3.What warrants the inferences from the grounds to the claim?
4.What backing supports the claim?
5.With what modalities are the claim and grounds asserted?
6.To what rebuttals are the claim, grounds, and backing vulnerable?
The Locavore Myth
A locavore is a society that buys and eat food produced locally. The locavore myth argues that buying local food reduces the distance food has to travel. It also states that food produced locally is healthier, fresher and tastier. The myth further argues that by not transporting food less environmental impacts are felt through less packaging and processing. There is also no agent involved between the consumer and producer. The grounds offered for this claim is that buying local food supports local farmers, hence reinforces a community.
The myth justifies its claim stating that the...
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