Skip to comments.Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus ‘ordinary business’
Posted on 03/06/2012 5:43:37 AM PST by IbJensen
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.
Further proof the world is upside down.
Pepsi uses cells from aborted babies to make a product for human consumption and not a word from the MSM.
Soylent Green should be the name of the product....
In fact that should be the Pro-Life protest banner, used against Pepsi.
Isn’t there a law regarding the disposal of aborted babies?
There certainly is for all other “surgical waste”!!!
The whole venture (of Pepsi, not the boycott) sounds highly artificial and implausible. How are these “fetal cells” supposed to report back how a soft drink tastes? How are they double checked (yes, by old fashioned taste tests by living humans)? Why does not old fashioned chemistry suffice (apparently it does for Coca Cola, which has no notorious quality problems)? It is ridiculous on its face.
So, what is going on here? Are they using the fetal cells as a test medium for commercial product development?
Dr. Mengele... call you office...
The cartoons should be hilarious if they weren’t so sad. (”I was a liver cell of an aborted baby. Now they want me to taste test this Pepsi.”)
My cousin is a Pepsi ‘addict’ ...... perhaps this will persuade him to lay off the Pepsi.
I will make darned sure I never have another product made by Pepsi in my house.
I’m a Coca-Cola addict—never liked Pepsi-Cola, anyway.
What the heck is Pepsi doing using fetal cells in making soda? I liked Pepsi products. Not any more.
Pepsi products will just have to disappear from the market, or they'll need a new management team.
That's a bumper sticker right there.
please, where’s the satire tag. there HAS to be one.
Holy cow! Pepsi has tons of food lines. Guess my boycott of so many products might lead me to lose a little weight.
Is this for real? How can this be real?
I am a PEPSI girl, and I have been one as long as I can remember.
This totally sucks. Pepsi, you just lost one of your most loyal customers. :^(
Pepsi-Cola was always a reasonable tasting soda, though Coca-Cola beats it for quality. Pepsi better withstands the “diet” treatment than Coke. Diet Coke and Tab are identical things as far as I can tell and both taste artificial. Pepsi for years did not need to use dead baby parts to maintain its product quality. This is probably an item that is less than a hundredth of the company budget and would not make the difference in how well Pepsi survives, but it casts its odious shadow upon Pepsi.
I guess I’m a Coke-with-sugar guy now.
A new engineered chemical, supposedly designed for "flavor" would not be defined as a narcotic or drug and would not be illegal, at least until the purpose and intent could be proven.
They may be doing human testing on subjects that can't be whistle blowers.
Am I reading that website correctly? Pepsico owns quaker oats?!
Crap! I gotta give-up oatmeal and pancakes!
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