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Pro-Life Groups Unite In Pepsi Boycott
lifeissues.net ^ | 2011-05-25

Posted on 05/26/2011 11:25:27 AM PDT by GonzoII

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Pro-Life Groups Unite In Pepsi Boycott

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2011-05-25

For Immediate Release May 25, 2011
Pro-Life Groups Call for Pepsi Boycott over Aborted Fetal Cell Lines

(Largo, FL) Scores of prolife groups are calling for a public boycott of food giant, PepsiCo due to their partnership with Senomyx, a biotech company using aborted fetal cells in the research and development of artificial flavor enhancers.

Pepsi is funding the research and development – and paying royalties to Senomyx which uses HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney cells) to produce flavor enhancers for Pepsi beverages.

Senomyx boasts they have over 800,000 unique flavors for foods. The human tongue recognizes only 5 (salty, savory, sweet, sour and bitter). But cells expressing certain proteins produce a chemical signal when the flavors are introduced, which determines if they have achieved the proper flavor. The aborted fetal cells are not in the product itself.

“There are many options PepsiCo could be using instead of aborted fetal cells, including animal, insect, or other morally obtained human cells,” noted Debi Vinnedge, President of Children of God for Life, the group spearheading the boycott. The revelation—a potential public relations nightmare—motivated Campbell Soup to sever all relations with Senomyx.

However, PepsiCo continues their business relationship despite the abortion connection. Their response earlier this year drew public ire when they wrote that “our collaboration with Senomyx is strictly limited to creating lower-calorie, great-tasting beverages for consumers.”

When pressed further, PepsiCo attempted to pacify angry consumers with a form letter response in which they insinuated they had been accused of conducting aborted fetal tissue research. Their duplicity again drew public outrage.

Bradley Mattes, executive director of Life Issues Institute, said, “While aborted fetal cells aren’t actually in the product itself, the close relationship is enough to repulse most consumers. To our knowledge, this is the first time a food product has been publicly associated with abortion.”

The pro-life groups noted that additional companies collaborating with Senomyx will likely be targeted for boycott at a later date. See www.cogforlife.org/senomyxalert.htm for more information.

Pro-life organizations are asking the public to boycott all Pepsi drink products and encourage consumers to contact Pepsi management requesting that they sever all ties with Senomyx. Consumers are also encouraged to contact Campbell Soup and thank them for responding to pro-life concerns.

Jamie Caulfield, Sr. VP
PepsiCo, Inc.
700 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577
(914) 253-2000
Email form: http://cr.pepsi.com/usen/pepsiusen.cfm?time=5189878

Edmund M. Carpenter, Chair, Corporate Development
Campbell Soup
1 Campbell Place
Camden, NJ 08103-1701
1-800-257-8443
Email form: http://campbellsoupcompany.com/Feedback.aspx

Pro-life groups joining Children of God for Life in the boycott to date are: American Life League, Life Issues Institute, Concerned Women for America, Colorado Right to Life, American Right to Life, Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, ALL Arizona, Central Nebraskans for Life, Pro-Life Waco, Houston Coalition for Life, Mother and Unborn Baby Fox Valley, Womankind, Billboards for Life, Movement for a Better America, Defenders of the Unborn, Focus Pregnancy Help Center, Idaho Chooses Life, EMC Frontline Pregnancy Centers of NY, Four Seasons for Life, CREDO, Life Choices, STOPP Dallas, CA Right To Life, Human Life Alliance, International Right to Life Federation, Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: moralabsolutes; pepsi; prolife; research
"Senomyx which uses HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney cells) to produce flavor enhancers for Pepsi beverages."

ABSOLUTELY SICK!!

1 posted on 05/26/2011 11:25:32 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

Not only that, what about all the CO2 they release into the atmosphere?

WHAT DO YOU THINK THOSE “CARBONATED” BUBBLES ARE????

(I never drink coke or pepsi, so dont want anyone else to drink them either)


2 posted on 05/26/2011 11:28:42 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: GonzoII

I thought the “Monster” beverages were a fright — but this is truly macabre. Is there any reason these flavoring chemicals are being produced THIS way, other than to prove that they can be? Pepsi should saw off Senomyx pronto.


3 posted on 05/26/2011 11:28:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping.


4 posted on 05/26/2011 11:32:21 AM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: GonzoII

Pepsi cares only about appeasing gays and selling lots of soda to minorities. The biggest joke is that many employees are conversative and won’t like this at all.

Indra Nooyi is selling it down the river.

Let her know:

indra.nooyi@pepsico.com


5 posted on 05/26/2011 11:32:54 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (Show me the body!!!)
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To: GonzoII
Soylent Green, now available in carbonated liquid form. Drink up!
6 posted on 05/26/2011 11:33:43 AM PDT by JPG (Bibi 1, O'Hamas 0.)
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To: GonzoII

I guess whatever returns the greatest value to the share holder is fine... /sarc


7 posted on 05/26/2011 11:34:36 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: GonzoII

I vaguely remember reading that Pepsi has stopped doing business with the company. I may be wrong.


8 posted on 05/26/2011 11:36:15 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

In the meantime, what is their rival Coke doing? Coke tastes lousier than Pepsi in the diet version, but the full calorie version of Coke beats the pants off of Pepsi.

This sounds upon re-reading like Pepsi is using these, urgh, aborted fetal kidney cells to “taste test” their prototype diet sodas. Why this is supposed to work better than conventional live human taste testers is beyond me.


9 posted on 05/26/2011 11:42:11 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

But if Pepsi wants to “sell lots of soda to minorities” (heck, they were known as an Afro-American drink several decades ago in many cities) why should that be skin off of any of our noses?


10 posted on 05/26/2011 11:44:22 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: GonzoII

> “Senomyx which uses HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney cells)
> to produce flavor enhancers for Pepsi beverages.”

God have mercy.

If this is true, bad things are gonna happen.


11 posted on 05/26/2011 11:44:29 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: GonzoII

Vaccine makers do the same thing. They use cloned human embryonic lung cells to create their concoctions. I lost my link to the list when my computer crash, but as of 2009 there were no chicken pox vaccines or MMR (I’m not 100% positive) vaccines without these cells.


12 posted on 05/26/2011 11:46:18 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: GonzoII

I haven’t drank them in years, and warn everyone I know, especially Pepsi who also have a political agenda.


13 posted on 05/26/2011 11:54:03 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: GonzoII
Diet Mountain Dew = Soilent Green in a can

14 posted on 05/26/2011 11:54:24 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

My point is that Pepsi does not care if their supplier is using aborted fetal cells in testings. It only cares about selling its product and being gay-friendly. Everything else goes to the wayside.


15 posted on 05/26/2011 12:20:44 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (Show me the body!!!)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

No Pepsi for me today, thanks.


16 posted on 05/26/2011 12:54:24 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: GonzoII

Heck, I started boycotting Pepsi a few years ago over their relationship with Obama during his campaign.


17 posted on 05/26/2011 12:58:46 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: GonzoII

“....using aborted fetal cells in the research and development of artificial flavor enhancers.”

.
Humanity has reached its end point — we have finally started to eat our own.


18 posted on 05/26/2011 2:03:51 PM PDT by 353FMG (The M1911 is mightier than the sword.)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

I’m hearing conflicting reports — that Pepsi quietly stopped the macabre “taste tests” when consumer uproar reached a critical mass, or that the tests are kept up to this day and this is now a Rip Van Winkle alarm that surfaces periodically from writings of long ago.


19 posted on 05/26/2011 6:36:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: GonzoGOP

I thought it was tom cat pee (duck’n & runn’n)


20 posted on 05/26/2011 6:37:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

now -> not


21 posted on 05/26/2011 6:38:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
"Pepsi is funding the research and development – and paying royalties to Senomyx which uses HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney cells) to produce flavor enhancers for Pepsi beverages."

Just when you think things can't get lower...


20 weeks from conception

Please Freepmail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.
22 posted on 05/29/2011 1:14:34 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available 4 FREE at CpForLife.org)
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To: cpforlife.org

Is this confirmed? If so, I will stop buying Mt. Dew


23 posted on 05/29/2011 4:58:26 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum
I met the founder of cogforlife.org at a conference about 10 years ago and have followed her work since then. She's also associated with all.org. I have no doubt in this report.
24 posted on 05/29/2011 5:59:30 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available 4 FREE at CpForLife.org)
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To: Westbrook

Pepsi-Cola hits the spot
Six full ounces, that’s a lot
Every serving that you pour
Killed a baby, maybe more.


25 posted on 05/29/2011 6:35:51 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: cpforlife.org

It’s as demonic as it gets.

Isn’t Nestle also in on this, or maybe they hopefully dropped out.


26 posted on 05/29/2011 7:22:00 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: GonzoII

I wonder why Pepsi is so stubborn about this.


27 posted on 05/29/2011 7:24:45 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: GonzoII; it_ürür; Bockscar; Mary Kochan; Bed_Zeppelin; YellowRoseofTx; Rashputin; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.


28 posted on 05/29/2011 7:28:31 PM PDT by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The latest partnership was dated August 17, 2010 and the news release is still posted on the websites of both corporations.

Boycott for me.


29 posted on 05/29/2011 7:32:21 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

And they’re using fetal kidney cells (gotten from aborted fetuses) to “taste test” their sodas? I’d really like to know how this is supposed to work. Too chintzy to use normal quality control methods? As a nonsmoker and nondrinker with normal taste buds, I’d be happy to taste test all the Pepsi they want as long as Pepsi sends it to me.


30 posted on 05/29/2011 11:09:43 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: cpforlife.org

Has it hit the attention of the Vatican yet? Wait till the Pope says that Coke is pro-life. You’ll see Pepsi scurrying away from this like a mouse from a housecat.


31 posted on 05/29/2011 11:11:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: GonzoII

First time that merely reading a story triggers my gag reflex. How disgusting.


32 posted on 05/30/2011 1:15:39 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I’d really like to know how this is supposed to work.

Frankly, I'd like to take a pass on that. The utter ghoulishness of it all is really sickening to me.

33 posted on 05/30/2011 10:10:34 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Thanks for the address. I wrote to protest the fetal cell use.


34 posted on 05/30/2011 10:54:57 AM PDT by kitkat ( I sure HOPE that it's time for a CHANGE from Obama.)
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To: GonzoII

How did we become a country in which this is not a capital offense?

How did we become a country in which a woman named Indra Nooyi is in charge of one of our biggest companies?

Geert Wilder nailed it: “Multiculturalism made us tolerate the intolerant, and now intolerance is annihilating tolerance.”


35 posted on 05/30/2011 2:06:28 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc
"How did we become a country in which this is not a capital offense?"

The bottom line is that we've drifted away from our Creator.

36 posted on 05/30/2011 2:09:45 PM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: GonzoII
The human tongue recognizes only 5 (salty, savory, sweet, sour and bitter).

These are basic categories, not an exhaustive list of flavors that the human tongue can recognize.

37 posted on 05/31/2011 9:50:04 AM PDT by TradicalRC (Racist! is the new nigger.)
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