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Pepsi shareholders demand company stop using aborted fetal cell lines in flavor research
LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/25/2011 | John-Henry Westen

Posted on 10/25/2011 10:39:37 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue

LARGO, FL, October 25, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life organization Children of God for Life announced today the filing of a shareholder resolution with the Securities and Exchange Commission and PepsiCo, protesting the use of aborted a fetal cell line for the research and development of flavor enhancers for their beverages.

In August 2010, PepsiCo entered into a 4-year agreement with Senomyx for the development of artificial high-potency sweeteners for PepsiCo beverages. Under the contract, PepsiCo is paying $30 million to Senomyx for the research and future royalties on PepsiCo products sold using Senomyx technology.

When the pro-life group wrote both companies requesting they use one of several non-objectionable, viable cell lines listed in their patents, Senomyx did not respond. PepsiCo did reply however, saying that this research, using cell lines derived from aborted babies, would produce “great tasting, lower-calorie beverages.”

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"One 12-year-old Florida boy who learned of PepsiCo’s research from his mom’s prolife news reports was upset enough to take action himself. At a 40 Days for Life kickoff, Gene spoke passionately to the audience.

“When I found out about this, I was sick to my stomach,” he said. “I decided I wouldn’t let this happen so I came up with a way to boycott Pepsi products called United Schools for Life. This program will attempt to remove all Pepsi products from the schools in our diocese.” Gene hopes to spread his mission through the entire state."

God bless this little boy! I hope he's successful. While he's at it, he should contact Steubenville Univ - I noticed Pepsi products in their cafeteria this past summer when I went to a conference there. People need to know this information.....

1 posted on 10/25/2011 10:39:46 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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To: surroundedbyblue

Is this article for real? This has got to be a sick joke.


2 posted on 10/25/2011 10:43:44 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: surroundedbyblue

Lets keep this going!

Let everyone know....It also just sounds so weird, it should have a real impact.


3 posted on 10/25/2011 10:43:55 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: jpsb

Not a joke. I’ve read about this before. It’s an ongoing issue since Pepsi refuses to reverse its stance on this.


4 posted on 10/25/2011 10:45:14 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: jpsb

Wow. Slippery slope to soylent green.


5 posted on 10/25/2011 10:47:09 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: surroundedbyblue
PepsiCo did reply however, saying that this research, using cell lines derived from aborted babies, would produce “great tasting, lower-calorie beverages.” Who is their spokesman? Jonathan Swift?
6 posted on 10/25/2011 10:47:23 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: jpsb

http://healthfreedoms.org/2011/06/01/aborted-fetal-tissue-used-to-test-new-food-additives/

http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/25/pro-life-groups-boycott-pepsi-for-using-aborted-fetal-cell-lines/


7 posted on 10/25/2011 10:48:08 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: dead

We need to find out if they get their “supplies’ from Planned Parenthood!!! WHAT A CONNECTION THAT WOULD BE!

where are the Acorn investigators???


8 posted on 10/25/2011 10:49:46 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: cuban leaf

Speaking of green......I love diet Mt Dew. No more, though, after reading this. It’s made by Pepsi.


9 posted on 10/25/2011 10:50:11 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

If true then Pepsi is one sick company and I will NEVER buy another Pepsi product again EVER. Nor will the bar I own. Still having a hard time believing this.


10 posted on 10/25/2011 10:50:19 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb

Just sent the article to Drudge. This is SICK!


11 posted on 10/25/2011 10:51:32 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: jpsb

“Still having a hard time believing this.”

I understand......it’s pretty bizarre. But then again it’s a sick world we live in. It’s not a surprise why the pro-aborts push SO HARD to keep baby killing legal. And it’s not such a surprise why PP gets such large corporate donors. These companies have a vested interest in keeping the river of dead babies flowing.

I suggest you make an informed decision about your future purchases. Google this stuff - it’s all over the ‘net. And it’s not just Pepsi, it’s Nestle, too. Sick.


12 posted on 10/25/2011 10:53:16 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: stars & stripes forever

“Just sent the article to Drudge”

Fabulous idea!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 10/25/2011 10:54:28 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Pepsi will be hearing from me, this is sick.


14 posted on 10/25/2011 10:56:58 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: surroundedbyblue

This has gotta be a joke...


15 posted on 10/25/2011 10:57:12 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: WKUHilltopper

THIS IS NOT A JOKE! Geez, people.


16 posted on 10/25/2011 10:58:09 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Fortunately we have Ski here. It’s better than Mt Dew too. :-)


17 posted on 10/25/2011 10:58:17 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Need to know more about this - usually emotions flare and people jump to conclusions. We should know exactly why we are outraged and we must be able to explain precisely how the company being boycotted is linked to a specific gravely immoral act.

At this point, the casual reader leaves the main post with an image of dead fetal cells in his Pepsi, which is not at all the case no matter how bad the situation is.

Pertinent questions:

Does the research that benefits Pepsi use cell lines derived by killing a human embryo to create the cell lines? One can’t know from the main post. If the answer is yes, then boycotting Pepsi seems to be nearly a moral obligation.

Does the research company hired by Pepsi use cell lines in OTHER research that is not done for Pepsi? One can’t know from the main post. If the answer is yes, then boycotting Pepsi is certainly not morally required and could be a waste of pro-life energy and resources.


18 posted on 10/25/2011 11:00:26 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: surroundedbyblue

People actually believe this?


19 posted on 10/25/2011 11:00:45 AM PDT by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Simon Cowell likes drinking aborted babies??

(seriously, could this be true? )
(not about Simon)


20 posted on 10/25/2011 11:01:10 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: cuban leaf

“Wow. Slippery slope to soylent green.”

You call it a “slippery slope”; the food industry calls it the “development process”.

Rest assured, soylent green will be “scientific” and “government inspected” as all get out!


21 posted on 10/25/2011 11:03:07 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: All

This has been posted on FR before. No, the cells are not IN the Pepsi. The cell lines are used by Symantec to test & develop artificial sweeteners used in Pepsi. Pepsi is fully aware that this company is using cell lines from aborted babies to test its sweeteners yet, they refuse to severe ties with Symantec & are proud of their product. Read the damn article.

Also, read the articles I linked above. Geez. This isn’t speculation, emotion, or a joke. Do not let the evilness inherent to this let you enter into denial about the truth.


22 posted on 10/25/2011 11:05:55 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: headsonpikes

—Rest assured, soylent green will be “scientific” and “government inspected” as all get out!—

Kinda like Pink Slime? :-D
http://www.bing.com/search?q=pink+slime&src=ie9tr


23 posted on 10/25/2011 11:06:56 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: surroundedbyblue
The assertions of the pro-life groups seems to be somewhat misleading, but the situation still is not good. The wikipedia page dealing with the company has a "talk" page where a poster sympathetic to Senomyx states that this company uses aborted human stem cells for testing responses to sweet substances. This makes more sense, but is less sensational than assuming that they are using these cells in the sweeteners. Of course the resulting use of fetal stem cells still is inexcusable to many of us and is clearly unnecessary.
24 posted on 10/25/2011 11:10:04 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: surroundedbyblue

Soft drinks = cannibalism? Who knew?


25 posted on 10/25/2011 11:11:53 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: the_Watchman

I do not see any place that says they use the cells IN the sweetener. It is pretty clear that they are using the cells to TEST the sweetener.

I do not find the pro-life group misleading.

It is still inappropriate to use aborted cells for ANY purpose. There is not justifyable defense in my mind. Period. People who engage in this sort of “ethic” should be shunned by society.


26 posted on 10/25/2011 11:12:42 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: surroundedbyblue
This is SICK. I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER PEPSI PRODUCT.

Going now to pour out my new Liter of Pepsi.

What the h... were they thinking, is this a legal type of cannibalism?

27 posted on 10/25/2011 11:12:58 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: surroundedbyblue; All

Please do not forget that the same process Pepsi uses for flavor testing is also used for vaccines! Here is a chart of vaccines that use the process: http://www.cogforlife.org/fetalvaccines.htm


28 posted on 10/25/2011 11:13:10 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

This is interesting in light of the recent HESC patent denial in Europe; the Euroweenie Court of Justice unanimously supported a German court’s verdict that you can’t patent something that was derived by embryo-destructive research. The court ruled that it was immoral to profit financially from killing an embryo.

I wonder if this Senomyx company’s patent for this flavor research method would be valid in Europe?


29 posted on 10/25/2011 11:16:40 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: goodwithagun

Yes very true & now there is a group preparing to conduct a study that will examine the link between autism & the use of vaccines derived from aborted fetal cells.

It’s a sick world folks. I’m just surprised that so many don’t believe this.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pro-life-produced-a-label-to-assure-pro-life-investors-of-moral-investments


30 posted on 10/25/2011 11:19:00 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: goodwithagun

Yes very true & now there is a group preparing to conduct a study that will examine the link between autism & the use of vaccines derived from aborted fetal cells.

It’s a sick world folks. I’m just surprised that so many don’t believe this.


31 posted on 10/25/2011 11:19:16 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: jpsb

I find it abhorrent, but just so people know;

“– No, you are not eating aborted fetal tissue in new food products. Stem cells and aborted fetal tissue are, however, used in the process of testing new flavor additives. The rationale for this method is to find additives allowing the reduction of MSG, salt, and sugar in food ingredients.”


32 posted on 10/25/2011 11:19:16 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: surroundedbyblue
Yet many who vow never to touch another Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, or Sobe Lifewater will not bat an eyelash at injecting themselves with something created with murdered souls.
33 posted on 10/25/2011 11:23:07 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

I think that people are largely unaware of the depth of the abortion industry. Abortion is encouraged & protected in this country FOR A REASON.

I wish people would wake up & start to see the tremendous evil that has gripped our nation. This isn’t just a surgery between a woman & her doctor. There’s a lot more behind-the-scenes stuff that keeps these people fighting so hard for the “right to choose”


34 posted on 10/25/2011 11:30:09 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

When they called it “the taste of a new generation”...they weren’t kidding.


35 posted on 10/25/2011 11:31:55 AM PDT by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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36 posted on 10/25/2011 11:52:37 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Notwithstanding

I want to know who Senomyx buys the aborted cells from! When the perform an abortion do the mothers know their fetus’s cells will be used to make a better tasting Pepsi?
This is sick no matter how you look at it!


37 posted on 10/25/2011 12:10:35 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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To: OldGoatCPO

THe hospital I occasionally work at does not inform women what will happen to their babies after an abortion.

I have a post-abortive friend. She claims PP never told her what they did with the baby after.

http://www.nrlc.org/Baby_Parts/omeara.html

http://www.nrlc.org/news/2000/NRL05/randy.html

http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/fetal_parts_trade_caught_in_the_act/

For your discernment


38 posted on 10/25/2011 12:39:48 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

I can’t believe this is even real. People are are going to become cannibals simply to enhance the flavor of junk food?

This is beyond sick.


39 posted on 10/25/2011 12:40:07 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: monkeyshine

Ok, for the last time READ THE ARTICLE. It is not cannabalism. YOu are not ingesting actual fetal cells. Geez.


40 posted on 10/25/2011 12:41:37 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

>>Yes very true & now there is a group preparing to conduct a study that will examine the link between autism & the use of vaccines derived from aborted fetal cells.<<

I want to see the research about television and autism.


41 posted on 10/25/2011 12:48:17 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: surroundedbyblue
I don't know why anyone would touch that nasty tasting stuff anyway when they can drink pure, delicious Coke that not only tastes better, but was not made from dead babies. That has to count for something!

I'm changing my tag line to reflect my new awareness of this issue.

42 posted on 10/25/2011 1:05:15 PM PDT by Batrachian (Boycott Pepsi. It's made from dead babies.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

So, do different races or genders produce better tasting product?

They even get credit for recycling!


43 posted on 10/25/2011 3:05:44 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

You’ve probably already heard about this. But, PING anyway!!!


44 posted on 10/25/2011 4:03:25 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: surroundedbyblue
I was posting another thread on it when you pinged me.
45 posted on 10/25/2011 4:11:45 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Whoops! Guess I should’ve pinged you sooner.


46 posted on 10/25/2011 4:13:59 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: surroundedbyblue; Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; ...
30 minute interview with Children of God for Life Executive Director, Debi Vinnedge. From yesterday (TUE OCT 25) Very informative.

http://kgov.com/bel/20111025

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47 posted on 10/26/2011 5:45:59 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available 4 FREE at CpForLife.org)
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To: cpforlife.org

This deserves it’s own thread. Do you mind posting this to a new thread?


48 posted on 10/26/2011 6:13:30 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: All; cpforlife.org

I’ve been boycotting Pepsi products because of this, and here are most of their products:

Pepsi boycott:

SoBe Lifewater
Naked Juice
Izze
Gatorade
Tropicana beverages
Aquafina bottled water
Quaker foods and snacks
Mirinda
Doritos tortilla chips
Lay’s potato chips
Ruffles potato chips
Cheetos
Tostitos tortilla chips
Fritos corn chips
Walkers potato crisps
Rold Gold pretzels
Sun Chips
Cracker Jack
Rice-A-Roni
Cap’n Crunch
Life cereal
Aunt Jemima brand


49 posted on 10/27/2011 5:46:44 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: cpforlife.org; surroundedbyblue

thanks for the post and the ping!


50 posted on 10/27/2011 7:38:34 PM PDT by cyn
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