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The Pacific yew is an evergreen tree that grows in the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific yew has a fleshy, poisonous fruit. Recently, taxol, a substance found in the bark of the Pacific yew, was discovered to be a promising new anticancer drug.
Which of the following is a logical deduction from the information above?

Options

A) Taxol is poisonous when taken by healthy people.

B) Taxol has cured people from various diseases.

C) People should not eat the fruit of the Pacific yew.

D) The Pacific yew was considered worthless until taxol was discovered.

The correct answer is C.


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