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Re: should junk food be outlawed????

Post: #254641 boboff
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:55 pm

Ah but you see we have Buckfast Wine, and you won't get Scotland out of bed witout a bottle or two of buckie!

This is very sensible use of debate I think.

Everyone Mocks McDonalds as shite, but I honestly think they haven't even tasted them, it's an "elitist" attitude. The burgers are beef, the bread is nice, and the taste is good. Yes it's processed food, but eaten once or twice a year what the hell is wrong with that?

Chips are fattening, could be considered Junk, but they could be home grown potatoes cooked in Sunflower Oil, that isn't really processed, but still junk. Frozen Veg, peeled, and prepared, still 100% veg, what ban that as it's too easy? Tins or beans, dehydrated cous cous or TVP,too processed, Junk, to be banned? No obviously not. Homemade Pizza, Junk? What if it's just Fresh Tomato and herbs, homemade cheese?

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Re: should junk food be outlawed????

Post: #254654 bill1953
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:02 pm

boboff wrote:Ah but you see we have Buckfast Wine, and you won't get Scotland out of bed witout a bottle or two of buckie!

This is very sensible use of debate I think.

Everyone Mocks McDonalds as shite, but I honestly think they haven't even tasted them, it's an "elitist" attitude. The burgers are beef, the bread is nice, and the taste is good. Yes it's processed food, but eaten once or twice a year what the hell is wrong with that?

Chips are fattening, could be considered Junk, but they could be home grown potatoes cooked in Sunflower Oil, that isn't really processed, but still junk. Frozen Veg, peeled, and prepared, still 100% veg, what ban that as it's too easy? Tins or beans, dehydrated cous cous or TVP,too processed, Junk, to be banned? No obviously not. Homemade Pizza, Junk? What if it's just Fresh Tomato and herbs, homemade cheese?

"I am self sufficient, you're not, you're wrong I am right nehnehnehnehneh....."

Next thing you know you will be juicing everything and setting out for world boredomation.


I have to admit their fries are ok. But the burgers.....no..not to me. Burgerking....now that's a different sort of animal totally. :icon_smile:
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Re: should junk food be outlawed????

Post: #254661 greenorelse
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:41 pm

Again, it's simple.

Nothing needs to be banned or outlawed, restricted or confiscated. No Softyville required.

Just make it accountable.
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Re: should junk food be outlawed????

Post: #255473 osmunda
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:37 pm

Referring back to the original post, What is Junk Food? The only food I would ban is food that is not fit for consumption through contamination or poor hygiene. I think banning anything just makes it more appealing, like illegal drugs, alcohol prohibition in the US. Banning doesn't work, education and choice are what is needed. Unfortunately heavily processed food is often cheap and easy to bring to the table and if kids are brought up on that kind of diet then they don't know any different. Maybe bringing back proper cooking lessons for all in school using cheaper cuts of meat, pulses and vegetables. Once they taste real well cooked food then a lot of the cheap processed stuff will lose it's appeal.

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Re: should junk food be outlawed????

Post: #255559 bill1953
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:02 pm

osmunda wrote:Referring back to the original post, What is Junk Food? The only food I would ban is food that is not fit for consumption through contamination or poor hygiene. I think banning anything just makes it more appealing, like illegal drugs, alcohol prohibition in the US. Banning doesn't work, education and choice are what is needed. Unfortunately heavily processed food is often cheap and easy to bring to the table and if kids are brought up on that kind of diet then they don't know any different. Maybe bringing back proper cooking lessons for all in school using cheaper cuts of meat, pulses and vegetables. Once they taste real well cooked food then a lot of the cheap processed stuff will lose it's appeal.


Couldn't agree more :thumbright:
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Post: #256817 Lost-in-the-Day
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:49 pm

should junk food be outlawed????


Nah. 1) Let people take some responsibility for themselves and their lifestyles. If they want to pay good money for poor quality food and/or eat too much junk food then that's their look out. 2) Big brother already controls enough of our lives, why let them have even more?
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Re: should junk food be outlawed????

Post: #256829 Zech
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:46 pm

boboff wrote:Chips are fattening, could be considered Junk, but they could be home grown potatoes cooked in Sunflower Oil,


When I compared the amount of fat I use to make chips with the amount of butter I add to a jacket potato, the chips came out as the low-fat option - that must make them practically a health food! :wink:
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