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# CRITICAL REASONING (ASSUMPTION)

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18 Jan 2018, 17:54
Inorganic pesticides remain active on the surfaces of fruits and vegetables for several days after
spraying, while organic pesticides dissipate within a few hours after application, leaving the
surface of the sprayed produce free of pesticide residue. Therefore, when purchasing from a
farm that uses inorganic pesticides, one must be careful to wash the produce thoroughly before
eating it to prevent the ingestion of toxins. But one need not worry about ingesting pesticides
when purchasing from farms that use only organic pesticides. The argument above assumes that
• Consumers are aware of the origins of the produce they purchase.
• Produce from farms that use organic pesticides reaches the consumer within hours after it is
picked or harvested.
• No farm uses both organic and inorganic pesticides.
• No pesticide is capable of penetrating the skin of a fruit or vegetable.
• The use of either type of pesticide does not increase the cost of produce.

D is correct but why not A? if consumers are not aware of the origins how would they choose organic/inorganic
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18 Jan 2018, 20:12
yashmehta27101995 wrote:
Inorganic pesticides remain active on the surfaces of fruits and vegetables for several days after
spraying, while organic pesticides dissipate within a few hours after application, leaving the
surface of the sprayed produce free of pesticide residue. Therefore, when purchasing from a
farm that uses inorganic pesticides, one must be careful to wash the produce thoroughly before
eating it to prevent the ingestion of toxins. But one need not worry about ingesting pesticides
when purchasing from farms that use only organic pesticides. The argument above assumes that
• Consumers are aware of the origins of the produce they purchase.
• Produce from farms that use organic pesticides reaches the consumer within hours after it is
picked or harvested.
• No farm uses both organic and inorganic pesticides.
• No pesticide is capable of penetrating the skin of a fruit or vegetable.
• The use of either type of pesticide does not increase the cost of produce.

D is correct but why not A? if consumers are not aware of the origins how would they choose organic/inorganic

Hi..

It is not A because it is already known from where they are purchasing..
Purchasing from farms THAT use inorganic...
So it is already given as a premise or a fact that the fruits are being purchased from specific farms
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19 Jan 2018, 00:21
Hi!

This question is discussed here:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/inorganic-pe ... 98929.html
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Re: CRITICAL REASONING (ASSUMPTION)   [#permalink] 19 Jan 2018, 00:21
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