A Rhetorical Analysis Monsanto

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2a. Audience -tone (Text evidence+text evidence)
2b. Purpose-repetition
2c. Context-organization
3. Conclusion
“Rhetorical strategies”-list of 3 topics

The author uses emotion to connect with his audience. He demonstrates the intimidation that rural farmers felt from Monsanto’s legal capabilities. The rural farmers targeted by Monsanto are typically harshly followed and interrogated. The fear tactics Monsanto uses on farmers is indicated by Gary Rinehart is his statement. “Faced with a federal lawsuit, Rinehart had to hire a lawyer. Monsanto eventually realized that ‘Investigator Jeffrey Moore’ had targeted the wrong man, and dropped the suit. Rinehart later learned that the company had been secretly
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When discussing the chemicals containing PBCs that Monsanto attempted to give to the navy for submarines, it states, “Monsanto supplied the navy with test results for the product. But the navy decided to run its own tests. Afterward, navy officials informed Monsanto that they wouldn’t be buying the product. ‘Applications of Pydraul 150 caused death in all of the rabbits tested’...” (831). The direct quote from navy officials proves Monsanto is not trustworthy with its chemicals. Also, the purpose is clearly demonstrated in a direct quote from a trusted national source reviewing Monsanto’s PBC substance. Again a quote from a trusted source is used to show Monsanto’s chemical history. Doctors discuss the lasting effects of the chemical dioxin, which is one of the most deadly chemicals known to date. They say after meeting with the workers who were exposed to this chemical, “‘We believe these men are excreting a foreign chemical through their skins,’the confidential report to Monsanto noted. Court records indicated that 226 plant workers became ill” (828). This quote from the doctors who observed the plant employees proves that Monsanto made chemicals not safe for human environments. By using this quote, the authors are able to uncover Monsanto’s past fabrication of harmful substances. It demonstrates how Monsanto was willing to create and sell chemicals that are known
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