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# Injections of certain chemicals which are normally produced

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Injections of certain chemicals which are normally produced in small amounts by many crops have been show to increase the crop harvest dramatically without an increase in plantings and other expensive treatments. The United States Foods and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to consider licensing the commercial productive of these chemicals.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the strongest criticism of the FDA’s plan?

(A) Increased plant production increases the susceptibility of salmonella developing on the crops thereby reducing the amount of useable crops.
(B) The FDA intends to employ stringent requirements when issuing permits for producing these chemicals.
(C) The chemical companies that will be producing the chemicals will obtain large short-term profits.
(D) The chemicals will not hurt the chances for survival of the family vegetable farms, which typically have small fields of crops.
(E) Many small vegetable farms are going out of business because they cannot charge prices high enough to cover their costs.
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25 Oct 2010, 06:40
Conclusion:
(FDA) plans to consider licensing the commercial productive of these chemicals. (attacked)

Premise:
Injection of Chemicals ----> Crop harvest (increase) / No increasing in planting of new crop

My Ans -A)
Increased plant production increases the susceptibility of salmonella developing on the crops thereby reducing the amount of usable crops.---> Correct Ans)

Since it attack the crop harvest increase.
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25 Oct 2010, 07:27
Straight A.

B and C - Out of Scope of the argument.
D and E - Strengthen the argument instead of weakening it.

A - Provides new information and a reason as to why the Injections will be harmful and hence is the Correct answer
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25 Oct 2010, 10:41
A - the point of the injections is to increase the crop harvest. However, if the larger crop harvest is more prone to salmonella, which reduces the harvest, then the injections really aren't helpful.
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25 Oct 2010, 11:21
A for me too...

2 things that would weaken FDA's plans for licensing the commercial productivity of the chemicals are:
a) increases the total cost or
b) negatively affects the plants

option A supports (b)... increase in production would increase salmonella.. decreasing product usability.
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03 Jan 2014, 11:28
feruz77 wrote:
Injections of certain chemicals which are normally produced in small amounts by many crops have been show to increase the crop harvest dramatically without an increase in plantings and other expensive treatments. The United States Foods and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to consider licensing the commercial productive of these chemicals.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the strongest criticism of the FDA’s plan?

(A) Increased plant production increases the susceptibility of salmonella developing on the crops thereby reducing the amount of useable crops.
(B) The FDA intends to employ stringent requirements when issuing permits for producing these chemicals.
(C) The chemical companies that will be producing the chemicals will obtain large short-term profits.
(D) The chemicals will not hurt the chances for survival of the family vegetable farms, which typically have small fields of crops.
(E) Many small vegetable farms are going out of business because they cannot charge prices high enough to cover their costs.

Key word here is licensing. Note that the government is not demanding that companies use this chemical. Hence E is out of the way

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04 Aug 2014, 23:21
feruz77 wrote:
Injections of certain chemicals which are normally produced in small amounts by many crops have been show to increase the crop harvest dramatically without an increase in plantings and other expensive treatments. The United States Foods and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to consider licensing the commercial productive of these chemicals.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the strongest criticism of the FDA’s plan?

(A) Increased plant production increases the susceptibility of salmonella developing on the crops thereby reducing the amount of useable crops.
(B) The FDA intends to employ stringent requirements when issuing permits for producing these chemicals.
(C) The chemical companies that will be producing the chemicals will obtain large short-term profits.
(D) The chemicals will not hurt the chances for survival of the family vegetable farms, which typically have small fields of crops.
(E) Many small vegetable farms are going out of business because they cannot charge prices high enough to cover their costs.

good question. IMO A. Increased plant production increases the susceptibility of salmonella developing on the crops thereby reducing the amount of useable crops. --> commercial productive of these chemical will not increase crop harvest
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04 Sep 2017, 15:44
only A is within the scope.
salmonella is a disease.
here, it is not about productivity but increasing productions.
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