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Simulado de Inglês – Vera Queiroz

Este é mais um breve simulado para que você possa checar seu
conhecimento de inglês. Vale a pena estar sempre atualizado
sobre os mais diversos assuntos da contemporaneidade e
estudar com afinco todas as disciplinas que fazem parte do
programa dos concursos públicos quem vem vindo por aí.
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inglês. Leia o texto abaixo cuidadosamente e escolha a
alternativa apropriada (que se encontra entre parênteses), e
que melhor completa o texto abaixo.
Boa sorte e até o próximo simulado!!!

___ (on, in, at) July second, the European Parliament agreed to let new genetically changed
products enter the European Union. Several E-U nations temporarily ___ (has halted,
halted, had halted) the import of new genetically changed foods five years ago. The law
approved this month makes an end to this action possible. ___ (However, Although, Even
though), it creates new requirements.

Parliament voted in Brussels to expand the requirements to identify genetically changed

products. Under the new rules, all foods that ___ (contains, contain, can contain) point-nine
percent or more of genetically modified organisms must be labeled. Even foods produced
with such material but without any in the final product must be labeled. So must all
genetically changed animal feed.

The European Union approved a number of genetically changed products in the nineteen-
nineties. But some countries put in place ___ (the, a, an) unofficial ban in nineteen-ninety-

The United States has repeatedly criticized the ban. On June twenty-sixth, Trade
Representative Robert Zoellick and Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman spoke to reporters.
They said the United States would push forward with a case against the E-U in the World
Trade Organization.

Mister Zoellick said the E-U ban has hurt not only American farmers but also hungry
people in Africa. He said "irresponsible" statements about food safety have caused ___
(any, some, no) African countries to refuse American food aid. Mister Zoellick said a
number of countries are joining the effort to end the E-U ___ (policy, politics, police). He
also pointed to studies that show genetically changed foods to be safe.

The vote by the European Parliament has cleared the way to remove the ban. But this is not
the end of the issue. The E-U is also requiring that full and complete records ___ (kept, be
kept, are being kept) on genetically changed products. The E-U calls this “traceability.” It
means that documents must show how genetically changed products moved through the
food supply.
American suppliers say the new E-U requirements are too ___ (cost, costly, costliness).
They say they are also concerned that Europeans will not want to buy foods labeled as
genetically changed. There are ___ (any, some, no) such requirements in the United States.

European Union officials say the issue is not about safety. They say Europeans want to be
able to choose what they eat.

(Mario Ritter, VOA Special English, Agriculture Report, July 15, 2003:
EU Lifts Ban on Genetically Modified Foods, but Adds Conditions )