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jbush53

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PT 47 Section 1/LR/#22
« on: February 17, 2010, 04:02:39 PM »
Columnist:  There are certain pesticides that, even though they have been banned for use in the United States for nearly 30 years, are still manufactured there....

(B)  Most of the pesticides that are manufactured in the U.S. and exported are not among those banned for use in the U.S.

(C)  The U.S. is not the only country that manufactures and exports the pesticides that are banned for use in the U.S.

How is C correct? Other countries doing the same thing somehow lessens the wrongness of what the U.S. is doing?

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Re: PT 47 Section 1/LR/#22
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010, 06:53:47 PM »
The conclusion does imply that this practice is wrong, but the key is to focus on what it explicitly states. According to the speaker, "this practice greatly increases the health risk to U.S. consumers." In support of this statement, the speaker notes that the same pesticides are used on imported agricultural products. However, if other countries are manufacturing and exporting the same pesticides, how can we be sure that the imported products contain pesticides that were manufactured here?

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Re: PT 47 Section 1/LR/#22
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 12:30:50 PM »
The conclusion does imply that this practice is wrong, but the key is to focus on what it explicitly states. According to the speaker, "this practice greatly increases the health risk to U.S. consumers." In support of this statement, the speaker notes that the same pesticides are used on imported agricultural products. However, if other countries are manufacturing and exporting the same pesticides, how can we be sure that the imported products contain pesticides that were manufactured here?

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