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# Diplomat: Though poppies can be turned into illegal and addictive drug

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Diplomat: Though poppies can be turned into illegal and addictive drugs, we cannot expect farmers in Narobistan to stop growing poppies without providing these farmers, whose only concern is earning enough to support their families, with other options. To encourage the growing of soy plants that can be used to produce alternative fuels, we should agree to pay the farmers twice as much for an acre of soy plants as the farmers are paid for an acre of poppies.

Which of the following would most weaken the argument above?

(A)In Narobistan, it is illegal to use drugs grown from poppies, but legal to grow the poppies.

(B)The process by which soy plants are turned into alternative fuels will remain very expensive for at least another five years.

(C)The farmers in Narobistan who grow plants that are used in perfumes make 2.5 times what poppy-growing farmers make each year.

(D)The market for alternative fuels is less than one-thousandth of the market for illegal drugs.

(E)The cost of producing an acre of poppies is substantially lower than the cost of producing an acre of soy plants.
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12 Nov 2019, 05:52
ccheryn wrote:
Diplomat: Though poppies can be turned into illegal and addictive drugs, we cannot expect farmers in Narobistan to stop growing poppies without providing these farmers, whose only concern is earning enough to support their families, with other options. To encourage the growing of soy plants that can be used to produce alternative fuels, we should agree to pay the farmers twice as much for an acre of soy plants as the farmers are paid for an acre of poppies.

Which of the following would most weaken the argument above?

(A)In Narobistan, it is illegal to use drugs grown from poppies, but legal to grow the poppies.

(B)The process by which soy plants are turned into alternative fuels will remain very expensive for at least another five years.

(C)The farmers in Narobistan who grow plants that are used in perfumes make 2.5 times what poppy-growing farmers make each year.

(D)The market for alternative fuels is less than one-thousandth of the market for illegal drugs.

(E)The cost of producing an acre of poppies is substantially lower than the cost of producing an acre of soy plants.

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