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Debate - Pesticides and Genetically Modified Foods

This debate will be on the use of pesticides and genetically modified (GM) foods. You have been assigned to defend position 2.

2) Position 2: The use of pesticides poses several risks that outweigh any benefits of pesticide use. Genetically modified foods cause unacceptable risks. It is not safe for us to use pesticides and genetically modified food.

Task 1. You should have at least 5 questions that can be asked of each of your opponents. The questions should be specifically directed to your opponents, and they should be concise and clear.

Task 2. You should have answers prepared that will be used to respond to your opponents' questions. Imagine that you are from the other team and determine what questions may be asked of your team.

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2) Position 2: The use of pesticides poses several risks that outweigh any benefits of pesticide use. Genetically modified foods cause unacceptable risks. It is not safe for us to use pesticides and genetically modified food.

Task 1. You should have at least 5 questions that can be asked of each of your opponents. The questions should be specifically directed to your opponents, and they should be concise and clear.

Questions

How do you believe the safety of genetically modified foods should be tested?

The Plant Journal, Volume 27, Issue 6, pages 503-528, September 2001 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-313X.2001.01119.x/full

How will the creation of pesticide resistant insects and weeds be abated?

"Impacts of genetically ...

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The pesticides and genetically modified foods are debated.

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