As far as specific comments about the interview:
He makes a statement about not wasting food – recycling it – we could feed so many people.
I agree, in concept, with what he’s saying. It is a shame that so much food is thrown away and wasted. Sadly, leftists in the world like that situation and want it that way.
For example, the global warming fanatic leftists in the world could not possibly care less how many people starve because of the environmentalist demand that we process more corn into ethanol for vehicles rather than use that corn to feed the poor around the world. That policy makes food (not just grain, but grain fed meat) more expensive for people in this country and makes it so we can’t either give corn meal to the poor in other countries or sell it at a reasonable price (for those who aren’t quite so desperate). And now they are doubling down on it: with raising the percentage of ethanol from 10% to 15%.
For another example, consider that many cities, ruled by leftists, do not allow food contributions to the homeless. For example, Michael Bloomberg will not allow food contributions to homeless shelters in New York, because he can’t be sure if the contributions have too much sodium. Many cities, including Los Angeles and Philadelphia, will not allow food sharing programs for the homeless. Last time I checked, Garcetti and Nutter weren’t exactly “conservatives.”
Shoot, in my own parish, the food pantry will only accept donations that are straight from the store. They won’t allow us to go through our pantry and donate what we deem to be excess. I guess we’re supposed to throw that away.
I would dearly love it if restaurants were allowed to donate the food they have at the end of the night to a shelter rather than throw it away. I would dearly love it if grocery stores were able to take produce that was approaching the end of its salable life and give it away. That would be an AWESOME show of solidarity between people.
But they just aren’t allowed to do so in our statist society.