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The writer is considering adding a sentence to support one of their claims in the third paragraph of the passage. Which of the following sentences would best support one of the writer’s claims in the third paragraph?

A A. According to a 2017 study, 75 percent of honey contains traces of bee-harming pesticides.

Answer choice (A) is correct because it is the only statement that directly supports a claim made in the paragraph, the claim that pesticides are hurting bees. Answer choice (B) and (C) might be tempting because they refer to things mentioned in the passage, but they do not support any claims, and they also refer to the second paragraph. Answer choice (D) might be a relevant fact to include, but does not act as support to a claim as it is written.

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