The common procedure for determining whether a food additive should be banned from use is to compare its health–relat...

on November 14, 2019

I choose C

I choose C because it was addressing a serious issue not taken into consideration to the end conclusion.


on November 14, 2019


The author doesn't need to consider that "some food additives are harmful to most people." We are talking about Yellow Dye No. 5 specifically, which we already know might cause allergic reactions in a few consumers. The author factors this potential harm into the conclusion that the dye should not be banned. The dye could be harmful to a few people, not to most people, so C is not relevant.

The real problem is that the author has misinterpreted the principle. Health-related benefits should weighed against potential risks. If the health benefits of Yellow Dye No. 5 outweighed the allergy risk, then it should not be banned, and the conclusion would be properly drawn. However, the author only discusses "enjoyment of the beverage," which is not a health-related benefit. This flaw is best expressed by B.