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# Plant geneticists continue to modify and refine the DNA of

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Plant geneticists continue to modify and refine the DNA of agricultural products, altering genes that affect the abundance and taste of the crop. Eventually, the entire genome of every major food crop will be subject to such manipulation. Once these scientists have mastered the DNA of all major food crops, no obstacles to abundant, delicious vegetables and grains will remain.

When you read the argument the assumption seems to pop out is that some how there is a solution through genetic modification for all issues -- "Once these scientists have mastered the DNA of all major food crops, no obstacles to abundant, delicious vegetables and grains will remain." This is one clue
The argument to the left is based on which of the following assumptions?
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A All obstacles to agricultural production are susceptible to genetic remedies. Precisely what jumped out. This is a logic gap kind of argument where choice A fills the GAP : refer to MGMAT CR Guide Assumptions chapter
B Obstacles to the agricultural production are susceptible only to genetic remedies.
C There is already a visible change in produce size at supermarkets, attributable to genetic manipulation of crops.
D Produce taste tests should be conducted to compare genetically modified produce and natural produce.
E Consumers have grown increasingly skeptical of the merits of genetically modified produce.

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08 Sep 2010, 09:46
kidchaos wrote:
Easy...A at first glance don't need to read the rest

Cannot agree that A at first glance gives it out. But make sure you go through other choices as a routine there could be some thing better hiding.

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13 Sep 2012, 20:27
Assumption question do the negation test.actually b talks only remedy is genetics. Say there is any other remedy other than genetics then ->is it hampering my conclusion - no. but in a say not all are covered under genetics then is it hampering the conclusion. yes. so A is correct.

Also for negation please do check

http://gmatclub.com/forum/article-what-and-how-to-negate-4-exercise-questions-138510.html#p1119593
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13 Dec 2012, 14:54
Plant geneticists continue to modify and refine the DNA of agricultural products, altering genes that affect the abundance and taste of the crop. Eventually, the entire genome of every major food crop will be subject to such manipulation. Once these scientists have mastered the DNA of all major food crops, no obstacles to abundant, delicious vegetables and grains will remain.

The argument to the left is based on which of the following assumptions?

A
All obstacles to agricultural production are susceptible to genetic remedies.
B
Obstacles to the agricultural production are susceptible only to genetic remedies.
C
There is already a visible change in produce size at supermarkets, attributable to genetic manipulation of crops.
D
Produce taste tests should be conducted to compare genetically modified produce and natural produce.
E
Consumers have grown increasingly skeptical of the merits of genetically modified produce.

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14 Dec 2012, 04:12
A and B are the close contenders
the explanation provided by Marcab is convincing
to too go for A
+1 for A

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31 Oct 2016, 06:04
Talks about no obstacles will remain. Assumption is that all obstacles can be remedied.

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14 Jul 2017, 07:24
ohfred wrote:
B is clearly wrong. Coz it says ....only remedy is genetics. Not true. May have other remedies.

b is clearly wrong because it says that obstacles..it should be all obstacles..

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28 Jul 2017, 10:11
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