Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 6 March 2014
Diplomatic efforts to end the Ukrainian stand off stepped up a gear yesterday.
Some progress was made at the first meeting between the US and Russia since the crisis started.
However the sides are still very far apart, and it is not clear that the Western powers are all pulling in the same direction.
Sean was from Financial Times Brussels Bureau Chief Peter Spiegel and Donnacha O’Beachain who lectures in post-Soviet politics at Dublin City University.
The World Health Organisation has issued a new warning on sugar, advising that people halve the amount of the sweet stuff they take in and cut back to the point where it accounts for just five per cent of their daily calorie intake.
The warning comes on the back of a slew of books and articles written, condemning sugar as the new food evil...but considering that sugar has been around forever, why is it now public enemy number one and how worried do those with a sweet tooth need to be?
Mike Gibney is Professor of Food and Health at UCD