You know, I was reading the paper the other day and spotted this article about the schools here in Ontario are thinking they might not allow regular soft drinks in the schools anymore, unless they only sell the diet kind with Aspartame. Now being an old farmer, I got to thinking about them few words. As over the years I have dealt with all kinds of poisons, pesticides and things. Through my eyes, Aspartame is not a good thing to be putting into anyone’s body, especially our young ones. It has been found to lead to the degeneration of brain cells and various mental disorders, according to a research review conducted at the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo and published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. But myself I think it does a lot more than just that once in your body. Now that is just a couple places that has done some research on the stuff, there are hundreds more. But it doesn’t take a scientist to see how dangerous Aspartame is. How would I know? Well, here is a simple experiment you could try which will show you how dangerous this stuff really is. Just take a few packages and sprinkle it around an Ant Hill. The ants will take the sweetener back to their nest, which in turn after just a few short days kill the whole nest. Kind of makes you think doesn’t it. The best you can do, if you so desire a soft drink, is to drink the regular kind, not the one with aspartame in it, along with remembering the word, moderation. I firmly believe, that today these so called health officials all got blinders on. and as my old Dad used to say. “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” Hey! I like a good old coke every once in a while, as well as the next guy or gal. So … when I seen this article I just had to, well you all know, yep, let you know my opinion on the subject.