Skip to comments.Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus ‘ordinary business’
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 Obamas Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that PepsiCos 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 Shareholders 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 companys 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.
Were 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.
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).
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?
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!!!
I just participated in a depressing breakfast conversation about the status of Western Civilization. Now this.
Holy shit, what a fiasco! PepsiCo is showing their true stripes. Go figure that the White House is an enabler of this evil practice.
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.
--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920