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The Opposing Viewpoints in Context database has opposing opinion essays (which they call "Viewpoints"), articles, and reference materials on various controversial issues, including some of interest to Agriculture.
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Citing Opposing Viewpoints in Context
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CQ Researcher has in depth reports on controversial issues. Some examples are listed below. The reports often have a "Pro" vs "Con" section for hot topics. You can also browse through CQ Researcher's reports by date, "issue trackers," and pro/con sections by topic. Be sure to pay attention to the the dates of the reports, as some of them are quite old.
Animal Rights, short report
Farm Policy: Does U.S. farm policy promote unhealthy eating?