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Using Evidence to Support an Argument

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Scientist 03 makes the statement that “an ear of corn looked like a small stick with a couple of kernels enclosed in a fruit-case” in order to

Genetically Modified (GM) Food

A

show how new biotechnology and genetic engineering has changed corn.

B

demonstrate the safety in genetically modified foods.

C

make an argument on how modern biotechnology and genetic engineering could, in the future, be used to improve crops such as corn.

D

ilustrate an example of artificial influences on crops has been beneficial to the human population.