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Genetically Modified Foods Daily Update

Genetically Modified Foods Daily Update

GM crops are safe Tareem Ahktar, 8-19,19,, Home GM crops are tightly regulated by several government bodies. The European Food Safety Authority and each individual member state have detailed the requirements for a full risk assessment of genetically modified plants and derived food and feed. Therefore in the USA, the Food and Drug Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Agriculture are all involved in the

Standardized Admissions Tests Daily Update

Standardized tests biased against minorities and discourage application to top universities Beth Hawkins, August 19, 2019,, Big promises, big data: Is the SAT’s new ‘environmental context’ score a tool to personalize college admissions, or another impersonal data point? Alas, it hasn’t worked out that way. Among students who took the ACT between 2014 and 2018, just 11 percent of African Americans met at least three college-ready benchmarks. Twenty-four percent

Should the US buy Greenland?

Background Trump is thinking of buying a giant socialist island (2019). President Donald Trump is interested in buying Greenland, The Wall Street Journal reports. “In meetings, at dinners and in passing conversations, Mr. Trump has asked advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland,” the paper says. And while one source speculated to the Journal that the president might be making a kind of joke—“Since Mr. Trump hadn’t floated the idea at a campaign

Is trade protectionism desirable?

Background Douglas Brown & Chad Irwin, September-October, 2018, Trump’s assault on the global trading system. Donald Trump has been true to his word. After excoriating free trade while campaigning for the U.S. presidency, he has made economic nationalism a centerpiece of his agenda in office. His administration has pulled out of some trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and renegotiated others, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Is white nationalism a threat?

Possible Extemp Questions Is white nationalism a threat? What can the US do to reduce the risks of white nationalism? Should white nationalism be considered terrorism? The fight against white nationalism is different (2019). Attacks such as the one in El Paso mirror the sort of ISIS attack that became more common as its caliphate deteriorated. Whereas ISIS operatives once planned and coordinated attacks such as those in Paris in 2015 and Brussels in

Gun Control — Should Assault Weapons Be Banned?

Yes Stop the slaughter of our children with these weapons of war (2019). I spent my entire professional life taking up arms in defense of our country, serving in wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan, and ending my service as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan I saw how our ground forces and special forces sought to improve the precision and lethality of

Resolved: The benefits of genetically modified food outweigh the risks (Texas UIL LD) CON Pt 1

Introduction In order to win that the harms of GM foods (GMF) outweigh the benefits, Con teams will need to be able to win that GMOs are not advantageous (or at least minimize the advantages) and still win that the harms of GM foods outweigh the benefits. This essay will be divided into three parts. In the first part, I will discuss how to answer the arguments in favor of

Resolved: The benefits of genetically modified food outweigh the risks (Texas UIL LD) PRO

Free registration required to read In order to establish that the benefits of GM foods outweigh the harms, Pro teams need to establish offensive reasons why GM foods are good and make defensive arguments against the Con claims that GM foods are bad. The benefits of Genetically Modified Foods I will start with the discussion of the offensive arguments – the benefits of the GMOs – and then address the