Food Waste Part II: The Story from John Oliver

Food waste is a major topic of conversation these days. As you may recall from an earlier post mass quantities of fruits and vegetables go to waste simply because they don’t look “uniform.” Recently, John Oliver addressed this issue on his Sunday HBO show and I was really stuck by all the implications of our wastefulness. Not only do people go hungry while others waste, but our wastefulness is strongly contributing to climate change.

Check out this clip from the show. It’s certainly made me think much harder about what I decide to throw away and what I buy at the grocery store.