If we won’t stop wasting food for our own sake, might we do it for John Oliver?

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The latest subject to incite John Oliver’s ire and incredulity has been food waste. A recent PBS NewsHour report highlighted the upsettingly profligate way in which food is selected for retail in the United States: yellow-tinged cauliflowers, slightly imperfect peaches, and misshapen broccoli are all routinely thrown away just because they don’t measure up to a perfectionist expectation for food uniformity. Oliver takes up the topic in his usual exaggerated style, while also noting the absurdity of having landfills piling up with fresh produce in a country where 49.1 million people are classed as “food insecure.”

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