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

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

PRO ESSAY  CON ESSAY 1 . CON ESSAY 2  BIBLIOGRAPHY With the agriculture industry’s increasing reliance on mutant seeds, which were used in 90 percent of American corn last year, counteracted by the recent passage of mandatory GMO-labeling laws in Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut (with Oregon and Colorado likely to follow suit), GMOs are on the tips of our tongues—and at the bottoms of American stomachs—like never before. As with most

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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

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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) CON Pt 2

Answering Other Arguments Majority of Scientists Good Pro teams will argue that a majority of scientists support GM foods. Good Con teams will need to be able to counter this. I suggest a few arguments. One, the majority of scientists are bought of by the GM foods industry. David H. Freedman, 2013, August 20, Freedman has been covering science, business and technology for 30 years. His most recent book, Wrong,

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

News articles GM foods at the Guardian GM Foods Good/Safe Risk-only assessment of genetically engineered crops is too risky (2019). Every new or improved technology, regardless of its particular field or application, can involve risk, potential risk, or perception of risk by stakeholders and/or end users. However, it is often overlooked that the rejection of technology also has risks in the form of missed opportunities for benefits. For example, a

Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuel (Argument list, bib, files)

ARGUMENT OUTLINE Affirmative Advantages – Climate change High deficits bad Renewables good Nuclear power good Negative Disadvantages Ice Age DA CO2 Agriculture DA So2 Screw Reverse spending – Big budget savings will be diverted to the military, high military spending bad. Competitiveness – Eliminating subsidies puts US producers at a disadvantage vis-à-vis foreign producers Energy price spikes – Eliminating subsidies causes energy price spikes Renewables Bad – More renewables means

Resolved: A just nation ought not use offensive cyber operations to target civilian infrastructure.

Definitions Three Types of Cybere Security (2019) There are different methods of protecting data. Therefore, Maryville University has devised three cyber security online degree tracks so that aspiring specialists can gain skills and knowledge applicable to the career they want to pursue. These paths are typically broken up as follows: Offensive Track: Deploys a proactive approach to security through the use of ethical hacking Defensive Track: Uses a reactive approach

Resolved: The United States ought to act as the employer of last resort.

Wikipedia —  Employers of last resort (ELR) are employers in an economy to whom workers go for jobs when no other jobs are available; the term is by analogy with “lender of last resort“. The phrase is used in two senses: undesirable jobs, often private sector, which are only taken as a last resort; a formal government job guarantee program, where the government promises to act as employer of last resort, employing all comers. The sense of

Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.

General On creating the conditions for nuclear disarmament (2019) Related: Should the US expand and modernize its nuclear arsenal? The Millennials’ Nuclear Weapons Dilemma (2019).  When survival demands one to be unflinchingly red in tooth and claw, the logic of brutality prevails. This persuasive fact compels the development of weapons of mass destruction — nuclear, chemical, biological, etc. No religion, peace evangelist, nor holy man has yet managed to remove