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The USDA prohibits food manufacturers from labeling foods as "organic" if the foods contain antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, irradiation, or genetic modification.

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A pesticides, irradiation, or genetic modification
B pesticides, irradiation, or nothing that has been genetically modified
C and pesticides, or if they have been irradiated or genetically modified
D or pesticides, or if they have been irradiated or genetically modified
E or pesticides, and anything that has been irradiated or genetically modified
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Re: SC - QUESTION AGAIN DEBATABLE [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 06:45
Here my take on this.

A pesticides, irradiation, or genetic modification
B pesticides, irradiation, or nothing that has been genetically modified

Foods cannot contain irradiation so these two options can be eliminated.

C and pesticides, or if they have been irradiated or genetically modified

Use of 'and'. Food may contain any of antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, not necessarily all of them. So we eliminate this option.

E or pesticides, and anything that has been irradiated or genetically modified

We are concerned only with foods here, so 'anything' is wrong.

That leaves us with option D.
D or pesticides, or if they have been irradiated or genetically modified

This option correctly uses 'or pesticides or if they have been' and 'they' refers to 'foods' correctly.

So the answer is D.
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Re: SC - QUESTION AGAIN DEBATABLE [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 06:54
D it is... not very debatable. note that you have to break up the actions, from nouns. ie: hormones, pesticides, antibiotics while irradiation and genetic modification are things or actions done to food which need its own clause.
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Re: SC - QUESTION AGAIN DEBATABLE [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 07:29
my problem with D is that what does they refer to. It is not very clear.

I agree from listing perspective E is not good but at least it does not have any ambiguity.
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Re: SC - QUESTION AGAIN DEBATABLE [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 07:39
zest4mba wrote:
my problem with D is that what does they refer to. It is not very clear.

I agree from listing perspective E is not good but at least it does not have any ambiguity.


"They" very clearly refers to "the foods", which is right at the beginning of the list.
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Re: SC - QUESTION AGAIN DEBATABLE [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 09:19
toughie :(
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