John Oliver Explains Why American Food Waste Is “Dutch-Ovening the Entire Planet”

Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver took a close look at America’s growing problem with food waste. From sell-by dates to aesthetic standards to a lack of tax incentives for stores and restaurants to donate extra food, there are several reasons why 40% of the food produced in the United States never gets eaten, but dumping it all in a landfill only creates a whole new set of problems. “Our produce aisles have become a lot like Leonardo DiCaprio’s penis,” Oliver says: “Exclusively accessible to the physically flawless.”

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