# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 3 (Q.No. 8)
Directions to Solve

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by three or four arguments numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to decide which of the arguments is/are 'strong' arguments) and which is/are 'weak' arguments) and accordingly choose your answer from the alternatives given below each question.

8.

Statement: Should there be a complete ban on genetically modified imported seeds?

Arguments:

1. Yes. This will boost the demand of domestically developed seeds.
2. No. This is the only way to increase production substantially.
3. Yes. Genetically modified products will adversely affect the health of those who consume these products.

Only I and II are strong
Only II is strong
Only II and III are strong
Only I and III are strong
All are strong
Explanation:
Genetically modified imported seeds have been specially formulated to increase the yield and quality of produce. So, argument II is strong. Besides, increase in production holds much more significance than the sale of domestically produced seeds. Thus, argument I does not hold. Also, the genetically modified seeds result in a producer of finer quality which is no way harmful to the consumer. So, III also does not hold strong.
Discussion:
4 comments Page 1 of 1.

Sahil said:   7 years ago
Genetically modified seeds are not "only" way to improve yield.

Ifuba Ivan said:   8 years ago
GM seeds have been indicated scientifically to be precursors of causing human cancers.

That I am very sure and cannot agree with your reasoning here that they produce finer yields.

So, I take option E to be the answer.
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Samrat said:   8 years ago
Option B is wrong.

Importing good morning seeds is not the "only way" to increase production substantially.
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Bryan said:   9 years ago
Where does it say that GM seeds result in finer quality? I thought this was based on logic given by the question, not opinions on the subject?