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# Which of the following most logically completes the

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Which of the following most logically completes the argument?
The irradiation of food kills bacteria and thus retards spoilage. However, it also lowers
the nutritional value of many foods. For example, irradiation destroys a significant
percentage of whatever vitamin B1 a food may contain. Proponents of irradiation point
out that irradiation is no worse in this respect than cooking. However, this fact is either
beside the point, since much irradiated food is eaten raw, or else misleading, since
_______.
A. many of the proponents of irradiation are food distributors who gain from food’s
having a longer shelf life
B. it is clear that killing bacteria that may be present on food is not the only effect
C. cooking is usually the final step in preparing food for consumption, whereas
irradiation serves to ensure a longer shelf life for perishable foods
D. certain kinds of cooking are, in fact, even more destructive of vitamin B1 than
E. for food that is both irradiated and cooked, the reduction of vitamin B1 associated
with either process individually is compounded

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08 Jan 2008, 09:48
Its C or A but I would go for C here

The reason I think is because cooking and irradiations are two processes of two different stages of food, comparing them may be actually misleading...

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08 Jan 2008, 12:16
ill go 4 D

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08 Jan 2008, 12:21

It's either beside the point because they would eat it raw OR misleading because they're saying "hey, so what? it's just as bad as cooking the food! and you cook the food, so who cares?" but in reality, if it's irradiated AND cooked the damage is compounded so it still DOES make a difference

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08 Jan 2008, 21:25
JCLEONES wrote:
Which of the following most logically completes the argument?
The irradiation of food kills bacteria and thus retards spoilage. However, it also lowers
the nutritional value of many foods. For example, irradiation destroys a significant
percentage of whatever vitamin B1 a food may contain. Proponents of irradiation point
out that irradiation is no worse in this respect than cooking. However, this fact is either
beside the point, since much irradiated food is eaten raw, or else misleading, since
_______.
A. many of the proponents of irradiation are food distributors who gain from food’s
having a longer shelf life
B. it is clear that killing bacteria that may be present on food is not the only effect
C. cooking is usually the final step in preparing food for consumption, whereas
irradiation serves to ensure a longer shelf life for perishable foods
D. certain kinds of cooking are, in fact, even more destructive of vitamin B1 than
E. for food that is both irradiated and cooked, the reduction of vitamin B1 associated
with either process individually is compounded

E. b/c compounded means added or joined. So this means that even more vitamin B1 is lost

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08 Jan 2008, 22:33
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