John Oliver’s Food Waste Show Is A Must See

Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver at HBO discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat in this Food Waste segment.

Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat. Or as Oliver says: Farm-not-to-table. 

John Oliver may be the funniest social commentator on television today. Last month he didn’t pull any punches with his segment on how much food we waste in America. He starts out by pointing to NRDC reports stating that 40% of food never gets eaten and that Americans throw away $165 billion worth of food every year or about 20 pounds per person every month. And, it gets worse from there. Watch it yourself to believe it – the video is above.

This John Oliver food waste segment is a must-see!

Want some tips of how to waste less food? Jacquie Ottman’s blog WeHateToWaste.com offers a myriad of tips on how to waste less food. Some of the more obvious tips include being careful with expiration dates and being mindful of portion control.  But, Ottman also offers more inventive methods that can have far reaching impact. Ready to reduce your food waste? Good.

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Written by Jennifer Kaplan

Jennifer Kaplan writes about sustainable food and wine, the intersection of food and marketing and food politics for Insteading (and EatDrinkBetter.com before the two sites merged) and is the author of Greening Your Small Business. She is an Instructor at the Culinary Institute of America-Greystone and was named one of The 16 Women You Must Follow on Twitter for Green Business. She has four kids, a dog, a hamster, an MFA and an MBA – follow her on Twitter.

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