John Oliver takes on Food Waste in America


By James Lange


John Oliver spent 17 minutes discussing food waste on Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight.” (“Last Week Tonight” / HBO)

Enough to fill 730 football stadiums? According to comedian and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver, that’s how much food we waste in the United States every year!

On Sunday, John Oliver dedicated a significant portion of his show to shedding some light on the epidemic of wastefulness in our culture, contrasted by the fact that 1 in 6 kids in America go to bed hungry.

Where is all of this food going? Well, here’s a comedic explanation from the legendary talk show host: read more