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The Crockery of Food Labeling – As Told by John Oliver

There are three things I love in this world: vulgarity, British men and bad-mouthing the United States’ food industry. This video combines all three for this Friday bonus post!

I have a hunch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is quickly going to become one of my favorite shows on television. It debuted on HBO April 27 and its very first episode featured a segment on the tragic food labeling standards in the United States. I don’t have much to say in this post because Mr. Oliver literally says everything there is to say in the near 6 minute video. Click the photo below to take you to the video!

Note: Video is not safe for work or around sensitive ears – language warning!

Watch. Learn. Laugh.

Screen Shot 2014-05-15 at 5.20.42 PM ‘Hey, we didn’t spend years misleading people about the health benefits of our snake oil for you come in and lie about how much snake oil you have in your product’