Verbal Question of the Day: 43
Critical Reasoning (CR)
Q. India offers reassuring evidence of the safety of GM products. Many farmers grow Bt-cotton carelessly without observing recommended safety measures. GM foods are also being consumed, even if unknowingly, as revealed by a CSE report. Yet, no deleterious fallout has been observed until now. The government should lift the ill-advised embargo on the approval of new GM seeds. If not put to the gainful use of farmers, consumers and biotech-based industries, the valuable biotechnological expertise acquired over years would go to waste.
Which one of the following most accurately expresses the gist of the argument given above?
- There is sufficient proof of the safety of GM products available in India to remove suspicions of any harmful effects.
- The government should allow the use of new GM seeds as no detrimental effects of GM products being used in India have been seen.
- There will be no benefit derived from GM-related biotechnological expertise unless it is put to the gainful use of farmers, consumers and biotech-based industries.
- The ban imposed on the approval of new GM seeds by the government should be revoked.
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