Last Week Tonight host John Oliver is upset with America for not finishing its food and then just throwing it all out—even if it’s still edible. We are all monsters.
In an effort to curb food waste—a global problem, with a third of all uneaten food produced winding up in landfills—France has just passed a new “zero-tolerance” law banning supermarkets from destroying unsold food, which will now go to charity instead.
Mother Jones brings us their usual cheery fare in the form of some fairly staggering statistics about worldwide food and water consumption and waste. Spoiler alert on rotten food: We're a bunch of wasteful assholes.