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When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified

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When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified its formula two years ago, Tasmania, an island off the coast of New Zealand, suffered a decrease in its export earnings. Tasmania’s only export, kiwi fruit, constitutes a substantial portion of the world supply of that fruit. Researchers concluded that the old Megapower formula contained natural kiwi extract, but the new formula does not.

Which of the following, if true, gives the strongest support for the researchers’ claim?

A) Some South American countries have begun to grow kiwi fruit successfully.
B) United States chemists have started development of a synthetic kiwi extract.
C) The manufacturers of Megapower chose not to renew their contract with the Tasmanian kiwi growers.
D) Imports of kiwi fruit have fallen in the country where Megapower is manufactured.
E) There was a marked drop in sales of a number of formerly profitable items that used kiwi as an ingredient.
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Re: When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified [#permalink] New post 28 May 2017, 04:10
I had narrowed it down to C and D.But why not C?
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Re: When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified [#permalink] New post 29 May 2017, 01:39
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Because C weaken the argument. Moreover, megapower could be getting kiwi from other resources.

Instead, we need to strengthen the argument, saying that Kiwi is not present in the new formula. In all countries where magapower has a production, the kiwi supply is fallen. Therefore, it is not contained in the new formula.

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Re: When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2017, 04:40
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I also hesitated between the options of C and D. But, now I grasped it.
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