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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.”

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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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To: NYer
Here, take a drink of this water. It only has a small amount of sewage in it.

Here, take a drink of this Pepsi. It only has a small amount of aborted fetus in it.

In a national taste test..... aborted fetuses prefer Pepsi!

News Flash! Pepsico has acquired Planned Parenthood.

“Pepsi Next” the new drink to die for.

“Pepsi Next” an unusual new flavor you can't quite put your “finger” on.

“Pepsi Next” a new “CHOICE” for women.

Here at Pepsi, there is absolutely NOTHING we won't do, to bring you a new flavor.

Support women's reproductive rights, drink “Pepsi Next”.

“Pepsi Next”, breakfast of abortionists.

Just like Pizza Hut, you won't find Coca Cola at Planned Parenthood. We offer only Pepsi products.

51 posted on 03/05/2012 4:18:04 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: DesertRhino

-——“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.”-——

Just ordinary business.

God help us!


52 posted on 03/05/2012 4:22:35 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: NYer

oh c’mon, how many times will we have similar misleading threads here?

They do their testing in HEK-293 cells, a cell line (cells transformed or immortalized so that they can keep growing and dividing in culture) derived from probably a stillborn fetus. This is NOT similar to using dead baby parts in Pepsi.

FWIW, do we even know what cell line(s) Coca Cola uses?


53 posted on 03/05/2012 4:29:00 PM PST by gingerales
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54 posted on 03/05/2012 4:39:01 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

What a twisted horror!!! Sickening!


55 posted on 03/05/2012 4:41:17 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: pgkdan
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.

Bummer, I like Pepsi Throwback but because of this, I will have to stop. As to Pizza Hut, they were good back in the 1980's but they jumped the shark since then, now their pizza gives me gas at both ends, I'm trying to avoid "TMI" here the best I can. B-)
56 posted on 03/05/2012 6:29:38 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Send Obama back to the ghetto, November 6th.)
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To: DesertRhino
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.

Yeah, sometimes I think we are becoming too science smart for our own good since as we have seen, our morals and ethics have been left behind. I have nothing against genetic research in stem cells as long as they are adult stem cells and they are used to treat and cure diseases. Using them for soft drink experiments is really creepy. As someone said, "whatever happened to the Pepsi Challenge?"
57 posted on 03/05/2012 6:37:05 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Send Obama back to the ghetto, November 6th.)
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To: NYer

Nothing like aborting the next “Pepsi Generation.” B-) B-P Just an ironic humor break.


58 posted on 03/05/2012 6:38:12 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Send Obama back to the ghetto, November 6th.)
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To: Ronin
"I used to love Pepsi. I will never touch the stuff again."

DITTOS! Stopped purchasing Pepsi when I learned that they were Obama donors/supporters and have not looked back.

59 posted on 03/05/2012 6:49:13 PM PST by Constitution1st (Never, never, never quit - Winston Churchill)
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To: NYer
I've always hated Pepsi, but I wish I didn't so I could boycott them now.

That was about the creepiest thing I've ever heard when this first came to light months ago, but this ruling just takes the cake.

It's time for us to divest ourselves of the culture of death.
60 posted on 03/05/2012 6:52:53 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: NYer

Freepers be sure to spread the word about Pepsi’s horrendous wicked use of human being parts in producing flavor (yuk! double yuk!! triple yuk!!! ...on into infinity).


61 posted on 03/05/2012 6:53:32 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Since I can remember pepsi has been considered the democrat company and leftist. Not sure why, but I have tried to stay pretty clear of their products for years because of that. Does anyone else know why they’ve had this rep from years back?


62 posted on 03/05/2012 7:00:56 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower
Since I can remember pepsi has been considered the democrat company and leftist. Not sure why, but I have tried to stay pretty clear of their products for years because of that. Does anyone else know why they’ve had this rep from years back?

Well, I know Pepsi was always associated with youth, I've heard a lot of their commercials even dating from the 1960's. I think it started when they wanted to be seen as been young and innovative in comparison to Coca-Cola.
63 posted on 03/05/2012 7:05:39 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Send Obama back to the ghetto, November 6th.)
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To: Bellflower

Strangely enough, I thought it was Coke that was the lefties’ tipple because I can remember reading that, during the Carter years, Hamilton Jordan used to berate White House staffers who drank Pepsi.

But that may have just been the “Southern thang”.

Pepsi’s association with leftism is probably due to its penetration of the Soviet market during the Khrushchev years. But I don’t really know.

I do know this. No Pepsi will ever again pass my lips.

I will feel nothing but revulsion and disgust every time I see the Pepsi logo.

Never again. EVER!!!


64 posted on 03/05/2012 9:29:22 PM PST by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: Ronin

I just participated in a depressing breakfast conversation about the status of Western Civilization. Now this.


65 posted on 03/06/2012 7:53:44 AM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: NYer

Holy shit, what a fiasco! PepsiCo is showing their true stripes. Go figure that the White House is an enabler of this evil practice.


66 posted on 03/06/2012 1:37:15 PM PST by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: Domandred

They trigger off chemical reactions which are controllable and readable. Basically look for stuff like just how much sugar does it take to make the human body decide something is “sweet”. Lots of companies contract for this kind of testing, including Kraft and Nestle.


67 posted on 03/06/2012 1:44:45 PM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: wagglebee
Copied, formatted, and passed along to my personal e-mail list. Looks like the standard shopping and dietary practices are about to radically change here in the Viking Lodge. This actually made me so physically ill, I had to hang my head in the sink until the cramps and my gag reflex recovered.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


68 posted on 03/07/2012 5:55:36 PM PST by Viking2002
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