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Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus ‘ordinary business’
Life Site News ^ | March 5, 2012 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN

Posted on 03/05/2012 2:19:36 PM PST by NYer

LARGO, FL, March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Pepsi Company, which is set to release the new product Pepsi Next in the coming weeks, is facing a more robust boycott as pro-life activists protest the company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research. But Pepsi has succeeded, with help from the Obama Administration, in keeping its controversial operations from consideration by its shareholders.

In a decision delivered Feb 28th, President Obama’s Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that PepsiCo’s use of cells derived from aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to produce flavor enhancers falls under “ordinary business operations.”

The letter signed by Attorney Brian Pitko of the SEC Office of Chief Counsel was sent in response to a 36-page document submitted by PepsiCo attorneys in January, 2012.  In that filing, PepsiCo pleaded with the SEC to reject the Shareholder’s Resolution filed in October 2011 that the company “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.”

Click “like” if you want to end abortion!

PepsiCo lead attorney George A. Schieren noted that the resolution should be excluded because it “deals with matters related to the company’s ordinary business operations” and that “certain tasks are so fundamental to run a company on a day-to-day basis that they could not be subject to stockholder oversight.”

Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life, the organization that exposed the PepsiCo-Senomyx collaboration last year was “appalled by the apathy and insensitivity” of both PepsiCo executives and the Obama administration.

“We’re not talking about what kind of pencils PepsiCo wants to use – we are talking about exploiting the remains of an aborted child for profit,” she said. “Using human embryonic kidney (HEK-293) to produce flavor enhancers for their beverages is a far cry from routine operations!”

PepsiCo also requested the resolution be excluded because it “probed too deeply into matters of a complex nature upon which shareholders cannot make an informed judgment.”

“In other words, PepsiCo thinks its stockholders are too stupid to understand what they are doing with the remains of aborted children,” Vinnedge stated. “Well they are about to find out just how smart the public really is when they turn up the heat on the world-wide boycott!”

Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey has proposed a bill SB1418 banning the sale of products that are developed with or contain aborted fetal remains. In the case of Pepsi products, the cells derived from the aborted fetus do not end up in the final product.

“We commend the Senator for his courageous move,” noted Vinnedge. “The public is already saying no thanks to all Pepsi beverages and Pepsi Next is just that – the “next” product to avoid!”

To date, the world-wide boycott has expanded to include Canada, Germany, Poland, UK, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand.

For more information visit Children of God for Life.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; bioethics; corporateamerica; fetus; flavor; moralabsolutes; pepsi; pepsico; prolife; randd
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1 posted on 03/05/2012 2:19:46 PM PST by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; narses

Ping!


2 posted on 03/05/2012 2:21:48 PM PST by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: NYer

I used to love Pepsi. I will never touch the stuff again.

Period!


3 posted on 03/05/2012 2:22:41 PM PST by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: NYer
company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research

Someone want to tell me how an aborted fetus can drink pepsi and then tell the marketing guys how each recipe tastes and which they like better?

4 posted on 03/05/2012 2:24:29 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: NYer

I will never drink a Pepsi product again. I also believe that Pizza Hut is a Pepsi owned company. I’ll have to check. I never eat their crap but my employees like it and I buy lunch a couple of times a month. If they’re a Pepsi company I’ll find another source for our lunches.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 2:25:47 PM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: NYer
Whoda thunk....

Pepsi adopted the Obama label/graphic for his Campaign in 2008....

We expect Holder's People to find them guilty of ANYTHING?

6 posted on 03/05/2012 2:27:01 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: NYer

bttt


7 posted on 03/05/2012 2:27:01 PM PST by TEXOKIE
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To: NYer

“company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research.”

Ok,,in the crazy event that i ever supported abortion. Drinking a pepsi,,made from aborted fetus cells would sicken me. This is like Soylent Green in real life.


8 posted on 03/05/2012 2:27:50 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: NYer

Yeah, but Pepsi never called anyone a slut.


9 posted on 03/05/2012 2:28:59 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: NYer

makes you wonder what may be in the pizzas and tacos


10 posted on 03/05/2012 2:29:46 PM PST by nomobs
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To: NYer

“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.

“Using isolated human taste receptors we created proprietary taste receptor-based assay systems that provide a biochemical or electronic readout when a flavor ingredient interacts with the receptor,” says the Senomyx website.”

I remember a simpler time,, when they just had a taste test. The old pepsi challenge.


11 posted on 03/05/2012 2:31:02 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: NYer

Pepsi drinkers are Abortionists by Proxy.

Boycott Pepsi.


12 posted on 03/05/2012 2:31:19 PM PST by Uncle Slayton
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To: NYer
cells derived from an aborted fetus murdered child in flavor-enhancing research

Heinous!

13 posted on 03/05/2012 2:31:26 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: pgkdan

Pizza Hut is YUM Brands.

http://www.yum.com/brands/


14 posted on 03/05/2012 2:32:59 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: NYer

List of Pepsi assets

Trademarks

Frito-Lay
Gatorade
Quaker Oats
Tropicana
Elma Chips (Brazil)

Products

Breakfast Bars
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
Quaker Chewy Granola Cocoa Bars
Quaker Dipps Granola Bars
Quaker Fruit & Oatmeal Bars
Quaker Life Bar
Quaker Oatmeal to Go Bars
Coffee Drinks
Seattle’s Best Coffee
Starbucks DoubleShot
Starbucks Frappuccino
Starbucks Iced Coffee
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Dr. Pepper
7up
Squirt
A&W Root Beer
Canada Dry
Crush
Hawaiian Punch
Deja Blue
Diet Rite
Country Time (Under license from Kraft Foods)
Gini
Hires
IBC Root Beer
Orangina (Only owned by Pepsico everywhere else Suntory owns it)
Welch’s (Under license from Welch’s)
Peñafiel
Margaritaville
Mistic
Mr. & Ms. T
Mott’s
Nantucket Nectars
Nehi
RC Cola
ReaLemon
Rose’s Lime Juice
Schweppes
Snapple
Stewart’s Fountain Classics
Sun Drop
Tahitian Treat
Venom Energy Drink
Vernors
Yoo-hoo
Energy Drinks
AMP Energy
No Fear Energy Drinks
tjrhnr**Naked Juice
SoBe nhf**Cap’n Crunch Cereal
King Vitaman Cereal
Kretschmer Toasted Wheat Germ
Quaker Life Cereal
Mother’s Ready-to-Eat & Hot Cereals
Quaker Essentials
Quaker Grits
Quaker Instant Oatmeal
Quaker Natural Granola Cereal
Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
Quaker Oh!s Cereal
Quaker Puffed Rice
Quaker Shredded Wheat Cereal
Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal
Quisp Cereal
Other
AMP Energy Gum
Aunt Jemima Mixes & Syrups
Quaker Baking Mixes
Rice Snacks
Quaker Large Rice Cakes
Quaker Mini Delights
Quaker Quakes
Quaker Tortillaz
Side Dishes
Near East Side Dishes
Pasta Roni Side Dishes
Rice-A-Roni Side Dishes
Snacks
Baked! Cheetos Snacks
Baked! Doritos Tortilla Chips
Baked! Lay’s Potato Crisps
Baked! Ruffles Potato Chips
Baked! Tostitos Tortilla Chips
Baken-ets Pork Skins and Cracklins
Cheetos Cheese Flavored Snacks
Chester’s Flavored Fries
Chester’s Popcorn
Cracker Jack Candy Coated Popcorn
Doritos Tortilla Chips
El Isleno Plaintain CHips
Frito-Lay, Fritos, and Tostitos Dips & Salsas
Frito-Layngh Nuts & Seeds
Fritos Corn Chips
Funyons Onion Flavored Rings
Gamesa Cookies and Wafers
Grandma’s Cookies
Hickory Sticks
Hostess Potato Chips
Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Lay’s Potato Chips
Lay’s Stax Potato Crisps
Lay’s Wavy Potato Chips
Meat Snacks
Maui Style Potato Chips
Miss Vicky’s Potato Chips
Munchies Snack Crackers
Munchies Snack Mix
Munchos Potato Crisps
Natural Cheetos
Natural Lay’s
Natural Ruffles
Natural Tostitos
Nut Harvest Nuts
Rold Gold Pretzels
Ruffles Potato Chips
Sabritones Puffed Wheat Snacks
Santitas Tortille Chips
Smartfood Popcorn
Smartfood Popcorn Clusters
Spitz Seeds
Stacy’s Pita and Bagel Chips
SunChips Multigrain Snacks
Tostitos Artisan Recipes Tortilla Chips
Tostito’s Tortilla Chips
Soft Drinks (original Pepsi brands)
Diet Pepsi
Diet Mountain Dew
Diet Sierra Mist
Mountain Dew
Mug Soft Drinks
Pepsi
Pepsi Max
Mirinda
Sierra Mist Natural
Sports Nutrition
Gatorade G Series Prime 01
Gatorade Thirst Quencher - G Series Perform 02
Gatorade G Series Recover 03
Gatorade G2
Gatorade Natural
Gatoradgfne G2 Natural
Gatorade G Series FIT Prime 01 Pre-Workout Fuel
Gatorade G Series FIT Perform 02 Workout Hydration
Gatorade G Series FIT Recover 03 Post-Workout Recovery
Gatorade G Series PRO 01 Nutrition Shake
Gatorade G Series PRO 01 Nutrition Bar
Gatorade G Series PRO 01 Carbohydrate Energy Formula
Gatorade G Series PRO 02 Endurance Formula
Gatorade G Series PRO 02 Perform Gatorlytes
Gatorade G Series PRO 03 Protein Recovery Shake
Gatorade G Series PRO Prime +
Gatorade G Series PRO Recover +
Water
Aquafina
Aquafina FlavorSplash
Propel Zero
SoBe Lifewater

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_PepsiCo


15 posted on 03/05/2012 2:33:34 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: nomobs

This is good maybe. Helping me associate pizza hut, pepsi, and taco bell with dead baby tissue usage. I think i might lose a few stubborn pounds. Honestly,, this story falls into the “what has been seen,,,” zone for me.

Disgusting,,,


16 posted on 03/05/2012 2:33:34 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: NYer

The ruling is correct. The decision is one for the board.

Stockholders get to vote on the board, not the day to day operations.

They also get to vote by selling their shares.


17 posted on 03/05/2012 2:33:34 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: NYer
Hasn't that fool in the White House learned anything from the Volt debacle...people aren't going to have his choices of products foisted upon them.

As most southerners, I prefer Coca Cola over Pepsi anyway, but I still don't see people clammering to drink something developed in such a way.

The puzzle is, if obama is such a addict for contraception, where is going to get all the aborted fetuses to use in making Pepsis? Just askin'.
18 posted on 03/05/2012 2:33:50 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: BenLurkin

“God will give him blood to drink.” - The House of the Seven Gables


19 posted on 03/05/2012 2:33:53 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NYer
Cannibals! Pictures, Images and Photos

Really glad I drink Coke...

20 posted on 03/05/2012 2:35:02 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: DesertRhino

Why are you associating Pizza Hut and Pepsi?


21 posted on 03/05/2012 2:35:25 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: NYer

22 posted on 03/05/2012 2:35:29 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: NYer

If Pepsi were a government entity, I would agree Pepsi should not be using material from aborted fetuses, as the government can ban its support of their use.

As a private entity,

(1) I am sure Pepsi is permitted by (not restrained by) law to use material from aborted fetuses and yet

(2) I think private citizens and their organizations and associations should protest Pepsi’s use of the material and try to create sufficient public pressure to get them to quit.

We don’t need more laws and rules, we need more citizens that don’t need more laws and rules, because G-d has written His laws on their hearts.


23 posted on 03/05/2012 2:39:53 PM PST by Wuli
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To: nascarnation

“Due to its previous ownership by PepsiCo, Pizza Hut, as with all Yum! Brands concepts, have a lifetime contract to sell Pepsi products. While Pizza Hut was owned by Pepsi, all three of Pizza Hut’s major competitors—Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s Pizza, and Little Caesars—all sold Coca-Cola products”

Pizza hut comes with a pepsi


24 posted on 03/05/2012 2:40:47 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: NYer
Try the New Drink Sensation from Pepsi Today!!

It`s the New PepsiCorpse!!

The One Soft Drink preferred 10-to-1 in Transylvania taste tests!

Get some today and taste the difference a body can make!!

Preferred by Vampires and Necrophiliacs 10-to 1!!

Go for it, baby!!

25 posted on 03/05/2012 2:41:50 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Pepsi baby food?????? Who knew?)
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To: NYer

How gruesome.


26 posted on 03/05/2012 2:47:19 PM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: NYer

I’ll bet these are nothing more than the HEK 293 cell line. This immortal cell line has been around for decades and came from human embryonic kidney cells transformed by means of an adenovirus back in the 1970s. It is unknown whether the cells came from a naturally aborted fetus or not. At any rate, researchers don’t obtain these cells by going down to Planned Parenthood for samples. So if this was the cell line used and folks think that drinking a Pepsi product results in more abortions to keep the product line going they couldn’t be any more mistaken.


27 posted on 03/05/2012 2:50:16 PM PST by aruanan
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To: NYer
OMG! We're already a ‘soylent green’ society.

Never, never will I drink that crap. My son-in -law, worked for them and he drank lots of it. He died from esophageal and stomach cancer abt 10 years ago in his late 40’s I believe.

28 posted on 03/05/2012 2:52:17 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (ANYTHING LEFT OR 0)
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To: NYer
You'd have to wonder what kind of person could even conceive of such a thing. The argument for so long in favor of the use of fetal tissue was the supposed life-saving treatments that would supposedly be developed for the sake of humanity.

And now we find they want to make a beverage with them.

These are people who have completely lost their moorings.

29 posted on 03/05/2012 2:56:01 PM PST by marron
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To: nascarnation
Here's a list of the brands owned by pepsi...

Breakfast Bars/Granola Bars:
 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
 Quaker Chewy Granola Cocoa Bars
 Quaker Chewy Smashbars
 Quaker Dipps Granola Bars
 Quaker Oatmeal to Go Bars
 Quaker Stila Bars
Coffee Drinks:
 Seattle’s Best Coffee
 Starbucks DoubleShot
 Starbucks Frappuccino
 Starbucks Iced Coffee

Energy Drinks:
 AMP Energy
 No Fear Energy Drinks
 Starbucks Refreshers
Tea/Lemonade:
 Brisk
 Lipton Iced Tea
 Lipton PureLeaf
 SoBe Tea
 Tazo Tea
Juice/Juice Drinks:
 AMP Energy Juice
 Dole Plus Fortified Juices
 Dole Sensation Juice Drinks
 IZZE Sparkling Juice
 Ocean Spray Juice/Juice Drinks
 Naked Juice
 Naked Juice Coconut Water
 SoBe Juice Drinks
 SoBe Lean Diet Juice Drink
 Tropicana Trop50 Beverages
 Tropicana Pure Premium Juices
 Tropicana Tropics
Oatmeal/Cereals:
 Cap’n Crunch Cereal
 King Vitaman Cereal
 Mother’s Ready‐to‐Eat & Hot Cereals
 Quaker Grits
 Quaker Instant Oatmeal
 Quaker Life Cereal
 Quaker Natural Granola Cereal
 Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal
 Quaker Old Fashioned/Quick/Steel Cut Oats
 Quaker Oh!s Cereal
 Quaker Puffed Rice
 Quaker Real Medleys
 Quaker Whole Hearts cereal
 Quisp Cereal
Other:
 Aunt Jemima Mixes & Syrups
 Quaker Oatmeal Pancake Mix
Rice Snacks:
 Quaker Large Rice Cakes
 Quaker Mini Delights
 Quaker Multigrain Fiber Crisps
 Quaker Quakes
Side Dishes:
 Near East Side Dishes
 Pasta Roni Side Dishes
 Rice‐A‐Roni Side Dishes
Snacks:
 Baked! Cheetos Snacks
 Baked! Doritos Tortilla Chips
 Baked! Lay’s Potato Crisps
 Baked! Ruffles Potato Chips
 Baked! Tostitos Tortilla Chips
 Baken‐ets Pork Skins and Cracklins
 Cheetos Cheese Flavored Snacks
 Chester’s Flavored Fries
 Chester’s Popcorn
 Cracker Jack Candy Coated Popcorn
 Doritos Tortilla Chips
 El Isleno Plantain Chips
 Frito‐Lay, Fritos and Tostitos Dips & Salsas
 Frito‐Lay Nuts & Seeds
 Fritos Corn Chips
 Funyons Onion Flavored Rings
 Gamesa Cookies and Wafers
 Grandma’s Cookies
 Hickory Sticks
 Hostess Potato Chips
 Lay’s Kettle Cooked P otato Chips
 Lay’s Potato Chips
 Lay’s Stax Potato Crisps
 Lay’s Wavy Potato Chips
 Matador Meat Snacks
 Maui Style Potato Chips
 Miss Vicky’s Potato Chips
 Munchies Snack Crackers
 Munchies Snack Mix
 Munchos Potato Crisps
 Natural Cheetos
 Natural Lay’s
 Natural Ruffles
 Natural Tostitos
 Nut Harvest Nuts
 Quaker Breakfast Cookies
 Quaker Snack Mix
 Quaker Soft Baked Cookies
 Rold Gold Pretzels
 Ruffles Potato Chips
 Sabra hummus, dips and salsas
 Sabritones Puffed Wheat Snacks
 Santitas Tortilla Chips
 Smartfood Popcorn
 Smartfood Popcorn Clusters
 Spitz Seeds
 Stacy’s Pita and Bagel Chips
 SunChips Multigrain Snacks
 Tostitos Artisan Recipes Tortilla Chips
 Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips
 Tostitos Tortilla Chips
Soft Drinks:
 Citrus Blast
 Diet Pepsi
 Diet Mountain Dew
 Diet Sierra Mist
 Manzanita Sol
 Mirinda
 Mountain Dew
 Mug Soft Drinks
 Pepsi
 Pepsi Max
 Pepsi Next
 Sierra Mist Natural
Sports Nutrition:
 Gatorade G Series Prime 01
 Gatorade Thirst Quencher – G Series Perform 02
 Gatorade G Series Recover 03
 Gatorade G2
 Gatorade Natural
 Gatorade G2 Natural
 Gatorade G Series FIT Prime 01 Pre‐Workout Fuel
 Gatorade G Series FIT Perform 02 Workout Hydration
 Gatorade G Series FIT Recover 03 Post‐Workout Recovery
 Gatorade G Series PRO 01 Nutrition Shake

 Gatorade G Series PRO 01 Nutrition Bar
 Gatorade G Series PRO 01 Carbohydrate Energy Formula
 Gatorade G Series PRO 02 Endurance Formula
 Gatorade G Series PRO 02 Perform Gatorlytes
 Gatorade G Series PRO 03 Protein Recovery Shake
 Gatorade G Series PRO Prime +
 Gatorade G Series PRO Recover +
Water:
 Aquafina
 Aquafina FlavorSplash
 Propel Zero
 Propel Zero Powder
 SoBe Lifewater

30 posted on 03/05/2012 2:59:15 PM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: pgkdan

“I also believe that Pizza Hut is a Pepsi owned company. I’ll have to check.”

If memory serves me correctly, I believe that Pepsico owns, Frito-Lay, Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco-Bell and Gator-Ade.

...Just nasty what they are doing.


31 posted on 03/05/2012 2:59:43 PM PST by b cool
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To: pgkdan

Looks like I’m going to have to make a bunch of changes to my shopping list!


32 posted on 03/05/2012 3:00:42 PM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: marron

Pepsi Next...is people! (ala Soylant green)


33 posted on 03/05/2012 3:01:05 PM PST by batmast (All the world's a stage...)
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To: NYer
“We’re not talking about what kind of pencils PepsiCo wants to use – we are talking about exploiting the remains of an aborted child for profit,” she said. “Using human embryonic kidney (HEK-293) to produce flavor enhancers for their beverages is a far cry from routine operations!”

As I thought. Sheesh, these folks are just a bit nutty here. The HEK293 cells are standard research tools in molecular cell biology. They are not used to make flavor enhancers in the sense that anyone drinking a Pepsi is drinking aborted fetuses. When people start portraying things like this in order to sway others to support them, they're essentially lying and justifying it by saying they're doing it in a good cause--the end justifies the means. This is similar to the misuse of the statistics in breast cancer and abortion. They make it sound as though an abortion increases a woman's chance of cancer when, in actuality, it's only reducing it towards the risk run by women who have never ever been pregnant. In fact, a sufficiently large group of women having an abortion at the end of the first trimester would should a reduced risk of breast cancer when compared to a group of nulliparous women, but no one is using this as a way of saying women should have an abortion after the first trimester because that way they can reduce their risk of breast cancer without all the bother of actually having the kid.
34 posted on 03/05/2012 3:02:11 PM PST by aruanan
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To: NYer
company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research.

How in the hell does THAT enhance flavor? Forget it... maybe I don't really want to know. This is one sick ****ing country.

35 posted on 03/05/2012 3:02:20 PM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Domandred; Uncle Slayton
Thank you Dom, for compiling that extensive list of Pepsi assets. Okay, Uncle Slayton, you're on!

Boycott Pepsi!


36 posted on 03/05/2012 3:03:26 PM PST by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: Domandred

That list is long. I’ve been able to very easily switch brands in the past but these products are going to take some serious work to ban from this house. Still, I’m printing it out and posting it on the fridge. We buy store brand Dr. Pepper for home but going out, it’ll be hard to substitute. But there’s no substitution for Funyuns. The only pizza place here in podunkville is Pizza Hut and the only taco place is Taco Bell.


37 posted on 03/05/2012 3:09:50 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: All

38 posted on 03/05/2012 3:10:08 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: bgill
That list is long. I’ve been able to very easily switch brands in the past but these products are going to take some serious work to ban from this house. Still, I’m printing it out and posting it on the fridge. We buy store brand Dr. Pepper for home but going out, it’ll be hard to substitute. But there’s no substitution for Funyuns. The only pizza place here in podunkville is Pizza Hut and the only taco place is Taco Bell.

Knee-jerkism is alive and well. People on this thread really need to do a bit more research before making uninformed choices based on misleading claims.
39 posted on 03/05/2012 3:11:47 PM PST by aruanan
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To: DesertRhino

If you take that approach, every little league ball diamond that has a Pepsi sign on the outfield wall gets added to the boycott list, right?


40 posted on 03/05/2012 3:20:17 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: pgkdan
Pepsi spun off Pizza Hut and other chains into Tricon, which then metamorphed into Yum! Brands. Yum! is a separate entity from PepsiCo now, but the lifetime 'you must sell Pepsi' still exists with Pizza Hut and other former Tricon properties.

BTW, if you're interested...

"When and where is Yum! Brands’ next shareholders’ meeting?

May 17, 2012, at Yum! Brands Restaurant Support Center in Louisville, Kentucky."


41 posted on 03/05/2012 3:22:38 PM PST by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: NYer

There goes my Diet Mt. Dew. I don’t care if it’s in the final product or not, that’s just disgusting.


42 posted on 03/05/2012 3:29:00 PM PST by madison10
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To: NYer

Socialism is the ideology that we can (and must) live at the expense of others. Making products from the cells of aborted babies is the ultimate outrage of socialism: it is literally living at the expense of others.


43 posted on 03/05/2012 3:41:19 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: nascarnation

“If you take that approach, every little league ball diamond that has a Pepsi sign on the outfield wall gets added to the boycott list, right?”

Nope,, not a boycott,,it’s more like this. if the little league only sells pepsi at the refreshment stand. I look down at that pepsi in the glass,,and think about stem cell research, dead babies, etc. And then suddenly,, im not so thirsty anymore. It’s like that.

Id rather them have pretend it’s the 1930s, host a focus group,, and ask them. “how does this new formulation taste to you?”


44 posted on 03/05/2012 3:47:32 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Domandred

Soylent Cola


45 posted on 03/05/2012 3:48:41 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: aruanan

Ohhhhh i see. Theres no aborted cells in the flavor enhancers. They just use stem cells from line number HEK293 to test new flavor enhancers on. Well that changes EVERTHING!

Was pepsi in the 1940s really so bad? Does it really need flavor enhancers tested on stem cell receptors? No matter how you slice it,,,it’s not appetizing to think of scientists doing Frankenstein experiments to make my brain think pepsi tastes better.

weird weird weird,,,


46 posted on 03/05/2012 3:52:49 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: aruanan
“So if this was the cell line used and folks think that drinking a Pepsi product results in more abortions to keep the product line going they couldn’t be any more mistaken.”

Sorry, you are WRONG! There is NO Legitimate use for aborted baby parts. NONE! I don't care how OLD they are. There are no moral reasons for abortion. Let's not create any.

47 posted on 03/05/2012 3:59:08 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: NYer

Yes but Pepsi must have received its approval! http://www.icpem.org/2008/Fluke.jpg


48 posted on 03/05/2012 4:07:23 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: aruanan

At the Donner party, all they serve is pepsi!


49 posted on 03/05/2012 4:07:55 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: aruanan

From: http://hek293.com/

“The source of the cells was a healthy, aborted fetus. The name HEK293 is thusly named because it was Frank Graham’s 293rd experiment.”

People see the issue as to whether they want to be supporting the Mengele approach to research.


50 posted on 03/05/2012 4:15:12 PM PST by Western Phil
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