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zhibek
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Ore_Ele
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Selling FastFood should be banned

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Ore_Ele
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/10/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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zhibek

Pro

Nowadays, fastfood industry is quickly developing and raising. With it raising a count of deseases and death. FastFood should be banned for saving new generation!!!
Ore_Ele

Con

I would like to thank my opponent for this debate. I will allow my opponent the first word.

Thank you,
Debate Round No. 1
zhibek

Pro

zhibek forfeited this round.
Ore_Ele

Con

Unfortunately my opponent has been on but has not posted an argument. I will post a simple argument against this resolution (it will technically be a strawman, since my opponent did not make an argument, it is my only chance at making this debate something).

1) Fast food does not cause obesity or disease (or death for that matter), too much of it does.

Despite what many may want you to believe, your body needs fat, and carbs, and salt, and most everything else (there are actually very few things that you actually shouldn't have ANY of). The important thing is having the proper balance and amount of all those things (and that balance depends entirely upon the activity of your life style).

2) Fast food does not need to be unhealthy.

There is no requirement that fast food must be "unhealthy" in the traditional sense. In fact, McDonald's sells apple slices, scrambled eggs, milk, and a number of other "healthy" options [1][2].

3) Regulation is better than outright banning, if any action is needed at all.

Flat out bans on minor thing (and even medium level things) have a history of not working out so well. Sure Prohibition did lower alcohol consumption in the US [3], but we know that other side effects sprouted up that we at least on par with the problem, if not significantly worse (I assume no source is needed for this?).

Regulation allows for a narrow scalpel, rather than a wide hatchet to deal with an issue. It allows to restrict just enough to correct or less an issue without completely removing the option for people that still want it. Such regulations can be the posting of nutrition amounts (which has been done, though they can be made more readily available), limiting portion sizes per meal, requiring "healthy" options without restricting the "unhealthy," or even subsidizing places that specialize on only healthy options.

I hope my opponent comes back for the last round.

Thank you,

[1] http://www.mcdonalds.com...
[2] http://pbdietitian.hubpages.com...
[3] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
Debate Round No. 2
zhibek

Pro

zhibek forfeited this round.
Ore_Ele

Con

/end debate
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by OberHerr 4 years ago
OberHerr
@Koopin

I agreed. And the way she writes "forfeited".......*cries*
Posted by famer 4 years ago
famer
WIN TO PRO. DERRRRRRRRRRPp
Posted by Koopin 4 years ago
Koopin
The elegance and beauty of Pro's writing is astounding. It is going to be tough for Con to pull off a win here.
Posted by Ore_Ele 4 years ago
Ore_Ele
How they hell has this debate gotten +8 for likes?
Posted by Carlyle 4 years ago
Carlyle
Well, this still should be an interesting debate to watch.
Posted by cmoisabeast 4 years ago
cmoisabeast
Saying fastfood should be banned is just pure stupidity, like blaming the food for fat people is like blaming guns for murders. These are the problems we have in this country.
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Vote Placed by Maikuru 4 years ago
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