Agricultural Advancements

GMAT Essay Topic 485 - The following appeared in a letter to the editor of a popular science and technology magazine. "It is a popular myth that consumers are really benefiting from advances in agricultural technology. Granted ? consumers are, on the average, spending a decreasing proportion of their income on food. But consider that the demand for food does not rise in proportion with real income. As real income rises, therefore, consumers can be expected to spend a decreasing proportion of their income on food. Yet agricultural technology is credited with having made our lives better." Discuss how well reasoned . . . Etc.

Author: JChou | Date: November 18, 2016 | Score:5

In the letter to the editor above, the writer claims that the technological advancements in agriculture are overrated and should not be credit with having bettered our lives. He makes this claim on the basis that that the demand for food does not rise in proportion with real income and therefore ...

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