Published on August 17th, 2015 | by Jennifer Kaplan

John Oliver’s Food Waste Show Is A Must See

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 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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About the Author

is a former marketing consultant who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn her hand to creative non-fiction. Jennifer continues to write about sustainable food and wine, the intersection of food and marketing and food politics for and is the author of Greening Your Small Business (November 2009, Penguin Group (USA)). She was named one of The 16 Women You Must Follow on Twitter for Green Business. She has four kids, a dog, a hamster and an MBA - follow her on and .

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