Aborted Fetus Parts and Pepsi
Although aborted fetal cells have yet to cure paralysis,
reverse the effects of Parkinson’s disease, or cure cancer, they have may be
able to make diet sodas taste better.
The Pepsi Company has been using Senomyx Inc. (a San Diego
biotech company) to conduct artificial flavor-enhancing
research by using aborted fetal cells (more specifically human embryonic kidney cells) to test human reaction to
various flavors. Pepsi Co. which is the world’s second largest food and
beverage business announced the $30 million deal on their website in August
2010. The cells however aren’t in the product itself, and are supposedly taken
from 40 year old fetuses… but never the less this has still caused some
controversy. Pepsi Co. claims that with this they are trying to make their products
healthy, so that they won’t have to use high
fructose corn syrup, aspartame, etc.
A shareholder’s resolution was filed in October 2011 urging
the company to “adopt a corporate policy that recognizes human rights and employs
ethical standards which do not
involve using the remains of aborted human beings in both private and collaborative
research and development agreements.”
Pepsi Co. then went on to file a 36 page plead to the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reject the shareholder’s
resolution. Pepsi Co. was also able to get the Obama administration on board and had them conclude that their research
fell under “ordinary business operations.” So now they may legally continue,
although there are groups in the United States, Canada, Germany, Poland, United
Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Australia, and New Zealand that
are advocating for a world-wide boycott.
Many of the people involved in this boycott are looking to
boycott all of their products, which include: Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Mug
root beer, No Fear, Ocean Spray, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Tazo, AMP Energy,
Aquafina, DoubShot, Frapppuccino, Lipton, Propel, SoBe, Gatorade, Fiesta, and
Surprising, Pepsi Co. wasn’t the first to struggle with this
issue… Nestle, Campbell, and Kraft-Cadbury Adams have contracted in the past
with Senomyx, but have since then ceased.
On another note, aborted
fetus cells and/or proteins are 100% confirmed to be in most vaccines (24 to
date, 10 of which in the US that are used for: polio, measles, mumps, rubella,
chickenpox and shingles, hepatitis A, and rabies), 3 FDA approved recombinant drugs with up to 85 coming soon (Pulmozyme
-Cystic Fibrosis/Genetech and Enbrel - Rheumatoid Arthritis/Amgen), and specialty cosmetic anti-aging creams (like the company Neocutis Cosmetics).
An alternative has been
suggested from many people to instead use animal cell lines, which are claimed
to be just as effective and economical for all of the above applications.
Studies have not yet been done to determine the health consequence of injecting
contaminated aborted fetal DNA and materials into our bodies.
Another interesting thing to point out is a 1973 American
science fiction titled “Soylent Green.” It pictures a dark future where there
is suffering caused from pollution, overpopulation, depleted resources, poverty,
dying oceans, and a hot climate due to the greenhouse effect. Much of the pollution
survives on processed food rations, including “soylent green” which is made
from human remains.
Aborted Fetus Parts and Pepsi