Obama agency rules Pepsi’s use of aborted fetal cells in soft drinks constitutes ‘ordinary business operations’

Pepsi aborted fetus
by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) The Obama Administration has given its blessing to PepsiCo to continue utilizing the services of a company that produces flavor chemicals for the beverage giant using aborted human fetal tissue. LifeSiteNews.com reports that the Obama Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided that PepsiCo’s arrangement with San Diego, Cal.-based Senomyx, which produces flavor enhancing chemicals for Pepsi using human embryonic kidney tissue, simply constitutes “ordinary business operations.”

The issue began in 2011 when the non-profit group Children of God for Life (CGL) first broke the news about Pepsi’s alliance with Senomyx, which led to massive outcry and a worldwide boycott of Pepsi products. At that time, it was revealed that Pepsi had many other options at its disposal to produce flavor chemicals, which is what its competitors do, but had instead chosen to continue using aborted fetal cells — or as Senomyx deceptively puts it, “isolated human taste receptors” (http://www.naturalnews.com).


 “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,” said Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of CGL,

A few months later, Pepsi’ shareholders filed a resolution petitioning the company to “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.” But the Obama Administration shut down this 36-page proposal, deciding instead that Pepsi’s used of aborted babies to flavor its beverage products is just business as usual, and not a significant concern.

“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,” said Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of CGL, concerning the SEC decision. “Using human embryonic kidney (HEK-293) to produce flavor enhancers for their beverages is a far cry from routine operations!”

To be clear, the aborted fetal tissue used to make Pepsi’s flavor chemicals does not end up in the final product sold to customers, according to reports — it is used, instead, to evaluate how actual human taste receptors respond to these chemical flavorings. But the fact that Pepsi uses them at all when viable, non-human alternatives are available illustrates the company’s blatant disregard for ethical and moral concerns in the matter.

Back in January, Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey proposed legislation to ban the production of aborted fetal cell-derived flavor chemicals in his home state. If passed, S.B. 1418 would also reportedly ban the sale of any products that contain flavor chemicals derived from human fetal tissue, which includes Pepsi products as well as products produced by Kraft and Nestle (http://www.naturalnews.com).

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March 22, 2013 at 7:24 AM

This is the most slanted article I've ever read...first the title suggests that OBama has something to do with this ...for your info US SEC is an independent commission. Of the four, commissioners only one was appointed by Obama the rest were appointed by Bush (although Walter was appointed as Chairman by Obama she was appointed by Bush as commissioner in 2008). The title could have simple said Federal agency or simply SEC, but no, they tried hard to tie the name of Obama. Second, as most comments show (many did not read the article at all) it would seem that they put aborted fetal in the actual pepsi product. It fact when you read the article, you wouldn't know until the second to the last paragraph that they don't. The fetal matters are actually used to test how actual human receptors react to chemical flavoring in the pepsi product. They are not part of the ingredient, goodness!. While I don't agree with the use of fetal matters for testing, and this is definitely deplorable, I also do not agree with propaganda, slanted, malicious articles such as this.

March 22, 2013 at 9:33 AM

I'm gonna guess you blame Bush and republicans for animals used in testing.

March 23, 2013 at 7:17 AM

Well said LB, was thinking the same thing while reading this article. @Jim Whitaker this article lost credibility when it decided to take a far right slant on a topic that only remotely dealt with politics. Should have talked about aborted fetuses and how they were used instead of how to use the name Obama in a negative light.

May 21, 2013 at 2:04 PM

I don't care if the article is slanted, the practice (if true!) is just wrong. Politics don't have to be part of EVERY discussion. If pepsi is actually using parts of an aborted fetus to make their product...it's WRONG. Furthermore, if Bush had something to do with animal testing, that was wrong TOO! Too often people agree with whatever the party they choose to affiliate themselves with say. As a society we need to start looking at what is right and what is wrong and leave politics out of it.

April 8, 2014 at 7:10 AM

It's not used in the final product. It is used to evaluate how human taste receptors respond(whatever that means). If it was in a can of pepsi, that would be one thing, but it's not. End of story.

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