It always feels like a shared achievement when critical issues that seem overlooked in everyday culture make it to mainstream.
The popular show, Last Week Tonight hosted by John Oliver recently covered the issue of food waste. Where a narrator asks “what is more American than food waste?”
“What’s more American than a cheeseburger? This cheeseburger, loaded with a hotdog and potato chips in the hands of a model in a hot tub in a pick up truck on an aircraft carrier in front of the statue of liberty? I’ll tell you whats more American. If that cheeseburger is then thrown away along with 15 other cheeseburgers in front of a food insecure family of four you frankly cannot believe their f*cking eyes as they stand on top of 14 tons of perfectly edible if aesthetically unappealing fruits and vegetables which in turn sits on 80 tons of dairy products all one day passed their arbitrary “sell by” date all of which sits inside a tear rolling down Abraham Lincoln’s face on Mount Rushmore which is now nearly chin deep in millions of discarded cheeseburgers all gradually decomposing and emitting flammable methane in red, white and blue. THAT is f*cking American.”
Take the few minutes required to view the entire segment (click):