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johnjohn12
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NiamC
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If you cooked more than what you need, you should give your neighbour some!

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NiamC
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/22/2014 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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johnjohn12

Pro

If you cooked more than what you need, you should give your neighbour some!

agree why?
disagree why?
NiamC

Con

Hmmn is actually quite an interesting scenario question which and i have been recently studying...
I shall be playing Devils Advocate for this.

For this debate i shall be arguing that you shouldnt have to give spare food to your neighbour.
Debate Round No. 1
johnjohn12

Pro

johnjohn12 forfeited this round.
NiamC

Con


Okay… that was disappointing…


I was hoping to shred my opponent’s argument points.


Anyway, on with the debate, huh?


P1: Save extra food for later (leftovers):


Ok, I will start by saying that I encourage for food not to be wasted and that people should save any extra food for later use.


In my household, I am encouraged to not waste any food at all. In my household, we often have a frequently repeating routine in which a large meal will be made (perhaps with a masala or soup etc); when this happens, it is inevitable that there will be large amounts of food left over- instead of throwing away the leftover food (regardless of amount), that food would be put away in containers and then stored+ preserved. After that, my family will usually cook another meal but off smaller amount (hopefully lasting one day with no food remaining from that). After this, we would then eat the leftovers from the first new meal. You might be wondering why we would have the leftovers on the third day instead of the second day. Well, there are two main explanations for this:


1) Variety. I personally don’t like eating the same meal two times in a row. It’s nice to just vary what you eat.


2) Leaving food after being cooked and then storing can allow for flavours to help develop and intensify for the better, which is why the food might have a nicer taste. This might the case for foods such as Masalas or marinade meat.


This reason can help contribute to food bills being decreased in cost, taken with a minimalistic approach in which there is goal of not wasting any food bought & used.


P2: Give leftover food to the poor/ less wealthy


A poor or less wealthy person/family may need the food more than your neighbour might need. Even if there is the case of your “neighbour” being poor or unable to buy food, the most morally fair thing that you could do is to donate your leftover food to a local food bank where the food is then shared out to poor people who go there, your “poor neighbour” could still receive some of that food.


I look forward to my opponent’s possible response.


Debate Round No. 2
johnjohn12

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johnjohn12 forfeited this round.
NiamC

Con

Extend...
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Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by moneystacker 2 years ago
moneystacker
If you cook more then what you need you should do one of the following.

1. save it for later or tomorrow
2. give it to a poor person on the street or donate it rather then give to your neighbor who either doesn't want it or doesn't need it.
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