“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favour.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
In 2012, a film based on the best-selling science fiction novel The Hunger Games opened and grossed $152.5m in its first weekend. The story is set in a future where the world is ruled by a rich and well-fed elite and youngsters from poor districts are chosen to fight for survival in a life and death reality TV show. A bit like the Saturday supermarket shop really.
The Hunger Games is full of unfair tricks designed to catch out the unwary, just like the neon-lit marketing nightmare that we put ourselves through to fill our cupboards and fridges.
Grandma may have headed off to the shops armed only with a wicker basket. Today ...