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In 1969 the FDA banned cyclamates from the US Market By FDA criteria cyclamates presented an unacceptable level of risk to the public Many years of laboratory findings concerning the effects of cyclamates on chick embryos concluded that cyclamates produced grotesque malformations in chick embryos After the ban was in place Libby McNeil and Libby sold approximately 300000 cases of cyclamate-sweetened fruit to customers in Germany Spain and other countries where cyclamates had not been banned and were still in use Singers argument for preventing something bad from happening is based on three premises The first premise is if we can prevent something bad without sacrificing anything of comparable significance we ought to do it The second premise is that the introduction of cyclamates is bad The third premise is that if we can prevent the introduction of cyclamates without sacrificing anything of comparable moral significance The conclusion is that we ought to prevent introduction of cyclamates abroad With the knowledge they had about cyclamates Libby McNeil and Libby should not have introduced cyclamates into the foreign markets Cyclamates could be very damaging to ones health and that is why the FDA banned their use in America Based on Singers first premise if we can prevent something bad from happening without sacrificing anything of comparable moral significance than we ought to For his second premise based on the FDAs ban of cyclamates they are obviously bad For his third premise by not introducing cyclamates Libby McNeil and Libby would not be sacrificing anything of comparable moral significance The comparison is based on the effects cyclamates could have on human health The sacrifice to not introduce cyclamates would probably save lives and Libby McNeil and Libby would not be sacrificing anything of comparable moral significance In conclusion they should not have introduced the cyclamates into foreign markets I believe that Libby McNeil and Libby took advantage of many people Just because foreign standards
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