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Genetically Modified Foods Daily Update

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Genetically Modified Foods Daily Update

New study proves GM foods are safe Dr. K S Parthasarathy, August 27, 2019, Feeding Rats With Two Types Of GM Maize: No Effects Detected On Rat Health Or Metabolism, https://www.eurasiareview.com/27082019-safety-of-genetically-modified-foodstuffs-oped/ The importance of Genetically Modified Organisms and the need to promote GM technology remain controversial topics. Recently, a few senior Indian scientists debated inconclusively many aspects of GM technology including whether GM Bt cotton failed in India or not.

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Standardized Admissions Tests Daily Update

Standardized tests biased against minorities and discourage application to top universities Beth Hawkins, August 19, 2019, http://laschoolreport.com/big-promises-big-data-is-the-sats-new-environmental-context-score-a-tool-to-personalize-college-admissions-or-another-impersonal-data-point/, 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

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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: In the United States, colleges and universities ought not consider standardized tests in undergraduate admissions decisions.

Affirmative Results inaccurate Results based on class Result based on race Costs of administering Negative Need an objective admissions criteria since schools vary Tests accurate measure college potential Affirmative Abolish standardized testing through college admissions (2018). This is a brief article that argues against standardized testing for college admissions. The Socialist Case Against the SAT (2019).  It also turns out that the process of SAT test-question selection is flawed in

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2019-20 LD Resolutions

Resolved: Predictive policing is unjust. Bibliography Resolved: The United States ought to grant legal personhood to natural ecosystems. Bibliography & files Resolved: Japan ought to amend Article 9 of its constitution to allow for offensive military capabilities. Bibliography and files Resolved: The United States ought to legalize adult sex work. Files and argument list Resolved: The intergenerational accumulation of wealth is antithetical to democracy. Bibliography  Resolved: In the United States,

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Resolved: Developed countries have a moral obligation to admit people fleeing oppression (essays, files, bibs)

Daily Update Favorite Cards  Aff Morality Cards (free with registration) Neg Morality Cards  (subscribers) Introduction and “People fleeing Oppression” Although the wording is not especially clear to those who do not know a lot about the issue, the NCFL L-D resolution focuses on the question of whether or not developing countries should admit a category of refugees – those refugees who are fleeing oppression, which is ordinarily defined under refugee

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Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.

Bibliography Definitions There is not one single definition of civil disobedience, but many of the definitions have similar concepts and ideas included in them. Generally, civil disobedience is intentionally disobeying the law (usually the law that one opposes). The disobedience is usually non-violent and is done to publicize the unjustness of the law, to force negotiations with officials, and/or to change the law. Peter Suber, Philosophy Department, Earlham College, 1999,