John Oliver Takes On Food Waste

Posted: Jul 20 2015, 6:52am CDT | by , in News | Also on the Geek Mind


John Oliver takes on Food Waste

Americans throw away food worth $165 billion per year.

It takes a comedian to take on the rampage food waste going on in America. 40% of the food made in the United States never gets eating. Americans throw away food worth $165 billion per year.

Food is precious to those who can't afford it. In 2013, 49.1 million people lived in food-insecure households. John Oliver makes though issues digestible with humor. It is though questionable if anything changes. It is obvious that food should not be wasted.

It is though not just individuals but all stages of the food supply chain. For instance fruits and vegetables have to look perfect to be able to sell. Small imperfections make it waste.

Another issue raised in the feature is the sell by dates on products. Sell buy dates do not say anything about the expiration of the product. Most products are eatable for much longer period. 

Stores could actually donate food that has a past sell by date as John Oliver points out that there is no risk of lawsuits.

Last Week Tonight airs Sunday 11pm on HBO.

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