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Eating more insects could help fight hunger, UN food agency says

The UN has new weapons to fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce pollution, and they might be crawling or flying near you right now: edible insects. The Food and Agriculture Organisation yesterday hailed the likes of grasshoppers, ants and other members of the insect world as underused food for people, livestock and pets.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 12:23pm 2 comments

Charles McJilton, food bank founder

Hunger and poverty can be abstract notions even if we sympathise with people in need. But moved by what he saw of how the poor coped while he was a visiting student in Tokyo, Charles McJilton undertook what some might regard as a radical experiment to understand their predicament. 

28 Oct 2012 - 3:10pm


Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, Nicole Beharie Director: Steve McQueen Category: III

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Child labour shames India's middle class

A New Delhi couple who mistreated their teenaged servant have become hate figures in the media but their behaviour is common. Not all middle-class Indians treat their maids quite as atrociously as this couple, who were both doctors, but often the difference is only in the details - scorn for domestic staff can be seen all around.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The eternal curve

Steve McQueen is sitting on the grounds of Venice's Excelsior Hotel, discussing the death of cinema.

'We're losing audiences,' says the British artist-cum-filmmaker. 'If we want to make films that young people will go and see, if we want cinema to be like rock'n'roll, and we're making costume dramas, then what's the point?'

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Gladiators stay hungry

The public have always hungered for entertainment. It serves as a diversion, a way to let your daily worries evaporate - for a time, anyway.

For centuries, the fight game has been a major source of entertainment; a paying public gather to watch trained combatants duel to the death - all for their viewing pleasure.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The meal

Do you like food and photography enough to be up at 1am on Saturday snacking and snapping?

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am



Michael Fassbender, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon, Liam Cunningham

Director: Steve McQueen

First-time director Steve McQueen pulls no punches with this harrowing tale of the last days of Bobby Sands, the IRA activist who starved himself to death in jail in 1981.

17 May 2009 - 12:00am

Disgust at poor treatment of children motivates Spanish artist

The subjects of Magda Mira's art might be children, but her show 'Fate of the Innocent' doesn't necessarily feature cheerful happy paintings. A retired teacher from Barcelona, the sixtysomething grandmother took up painting to express her disgust at how some children around the world are treated.

11 May 2009 - 12:00am

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen is the Turner Prize-winning visual artist whose feature film debut Hunger has been lauded by critics since its premiere at last year's Cannes Film Festival. Set in the infamous Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, the film chronicles the events that led to the hunger strike in 1981 that resulted in the deaths of 10 Irish Republican Army prisoners.

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am