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Jimmy Crack Corn and I don't care

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/11/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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stevens

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The purpose of this debate is to get to the root of the discussion about whether anyone gives a rats about Jimmy cracking corn. I am apt to say no! Nobody cares that Jimmy cracks corn. What is cracking corn anyway? The person debating me must provide proof that Jimmy cracking corn is something to care about.
Ore_Ele

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Cracked corn is an important staple in food. Ranging from making corn bread, to taco shells, to animal feed (which then relates to our meat industry). Therefore, it is vital for these multi-billion dollar industries, that someone is cracking corn. it is also vital that we know who is cracking this corn, because of how much money is riding in it.

As a consumer, how would you feel if you store that you got your food from didn't care who made it, or what safety measures were put in place for it? (I understand that is an appeal to emotion, but it is also an appeal to survival, which is a legit concern).

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Debate Round No. 1
stevens

Pro

First of all, to address the point about cracked corn being a staple food. Cornbread and taco shells can not really be considered staple foods. Yes, they are common in some households depending upon the region a person lives in. However, staple foods are defined as any food "eaten regularly and in such quantities as to constitute the dominant part of the diet and supply a major proportion of energy and nutrient needs." (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization: Agriculture and Consumer Protection.) Unless someone is eating taco shells everyday to survive it can't be considered a staple food. Don't get me wrong a taco shell is good every once and a while but it just does not constitute itself as major supplier of nutrients. In fact the only real nutritions in a taco shell are some fiber, calcium, and iron. (http://www.nutrientfacts.com...)

Secondly, to address the point about cracked corn being important as cattle feed. Cattle feed is only partially made of corn products. The other part is soybean and nutrients. Corn only serves at the filler to make it so there is enough for a cow to eat. Ultimately, cracked corn only serves as a nutrition-less fill that now person or animal would eat unless they wanted a mass quantity to tasteless ruff-age.

Finally, nobody cares about Jack. We live in America. No one cares about the people who make our products. Otherwise we would not outsource all of our jobs. In all we care about is the price we get products for. Food safety laws are federally enforced. It does not matter who is making the product, it must meet federal standards directly. Therefore, the idea that an individual person is vital to production is a crock.

I will still contend that: Jimmy Crack Corn and I Don't care.
Ore_Ele

Con

My opponent states, "Cornbread and taco shells can not really be considered staple foods. Yes, they are common in some households depending upon the region a person lives in."

That is really only arguing semantics. Whether cracked corn products are "staples" or not, doesn't really matter since my opponent already concedes that they common to many people. It is not as if they are some rare exotic food that the vast majority of americans do not eat.

Second, my opponent states, "nobody cares about Jack. We live in America. No one cares about the people who make our products."

There is a vast movement of Made in America companies here in the USA, you can hear a plug for them in almost every single Ed Schultz radio programs (Ed Schultz is one of the largest liberal/progressive talk radio heads). However, it is worth pointing out that this doesn't matter, as that is not related to this debate. This debate is about "why should you care," not "does America care." So even though many people don't care (appeal to majority), you should still care who is making your food. Just like people should care to know who their doctor is, who their dentist is, who their mechanic is, and pretty much who everyone is that does work that is related to our daily lives.
Debate Round No. 2
stevens

Pro

stevens forfeited this round.
Ore_Ele

Con

Well, I'll let this go through to the voting period. Just to summarize, it is important for us to know who is involved in our food preperations, to help ensure safety, and that is why we should care if Jimmy cracked corn, and what his qualifications are for doing so.

Thank you,
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Koopin 6 years ago
Koopin
Kfc
Posted by Ore_Ele 6 years ago
Ore_Ele
It's just a debate for fun, lol.
Posted by Zealous1 6 years ago
Zealous1
What the!?
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Reasons for voting decision: OreEle wins, pretty much because he wins.