Video: John Oliver Blasts American for Food Waste on 'Last Week Tonight'

In the Sunday episode of 'Last Week Tonight', John reveals that 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. never gets eaten.

AceShowbiz - %cJohn Oliver% raised awareness about America's food waste in the Sunday episode of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver". "Food waste is like the band %cRascal Flatts%, it can fill a surprising number of stadiums even though most people consider it complete garbage," said John.

John revealed that 40 percent of food produced every year in the U.S., enough grub to fill 730 football stadiums, never got eaten. Meanwhile, near 50 million people in the U.S. experienced food insecurity and worried about being able to put food on the table.

John noted that food waste was terrible due to the amount of resources put into creating that food, which were also wasted when the food was thrown away. He said, "At a time when the landscape of California is shriveling up like a pumpkin in front of a house with a lazy dad, it seems especially unwise that farmers are pumping water into food that ends up being used as a garnish for landfills." Landfills could lead to methane, a greenhouse gas which contributed to global warming.

John shared, "When we dump food into a landfill, we're essentially throwing a trash blanket over a flatulent food man and Dutch-ovening the entire planet... We all have to address our relationship with food waste."

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