Richard Guest

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2013 September

Classic snake game repurposed as a web app to help promote WDM’s campaign to introduce an EU law which would make it illegal for banks to speculate on food prices.

Now is the time to stop banks driving up food prices!

On 4th September 2013 the EU meets to agree rules on food speculation, by which banks place bets on the price of food. It can mean big profits for the banks, but dramatic spikes in the cost of food for poor people around the world. The outcome of the meetings hangs in the balance as the financial lobby is fighting hard against regulation.

You can join the campaign at this key time. Play the snake game using the arrow keys on your screen or keyboard and uncover the top five food speculators.

We’re taking part in a stunt on 4th September calling on the EU to rein in the banks. We’re making a hazard tape to wrap around the bankers – you can help make sure it’s long enough to get noticed.

Play the game and enter your score on our LEADERBOARD. For every person who signs up we will lengthen the barrier tape by 10cm – whatever score you get!

Good luck and have fun!