Carrots are known to be one of the best sources of naturally occurring vitamin A. However, although farmers in Canada...

Kadeem on August 10, 2020

Help please

Why is E wrong

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Shunhe on August 11, 2020

Hi @Harper,

Thanks for the question! So remember, this question is asking us for what helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy EXCEPT. In other words, the correct answer choice will be the one that does not resolve the paradox.

Now first, let’s figure out what this paradox is. Carrots are a great source of vitamin A. But even though there’s demand for carrots from farmers in Canada and the US, there are more people with Vitamin A deficiencies in those countries.

Because this is going to be asking us for the answer choice that doesn’t resolve the paradox, it’s best to just jump into the answer choices. Now let’s take a look at (E). It tells us that weather conditions have caused a decrease in the availability of carrots. Well, that means that even though there might be a big demand for carrots, farmers can’t meet it, and not enough carrots are getting out there (even though people want carrots). And if people aren’t getting their carrots, then they might have vitamin A deficiencies. So (E) helps to explain why there’s high demand for carrots, but still vitamin A deficiencies. And it’s just because despite the demand, people aren’t getting their carrots! So it does help resolve the paradox, and that makes it the wrong answer here.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.