There’s half of a watermelon in our fridge that needs to go in the trash. Its grocery store-bought flavor wasn’t so sweet. And it’s been sitting in the bottom drawer for two weeks. No one feels like lifting it into the can in the garage, so it dries up, waiting for it’s sentence to the land fill.
A recent report by the Natural Resources Defense Council says, “40% of all the food produced in the United States never gets eaten.” That’s twenty pounds per person, per month—a lot more than a few forgotten left-overs. Sit back, kids, John Oliver takes it from here: