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

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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.”

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

To you health! – maybe not a good toast if you are drinking Pepsi 😉

Elena

* Note – I am grateful to Pepper (see comment below) who brought to my attention that this potentially may not be true: “Snopes says that this is a bit of an Urban Legend. Apparently Pepsi uses the cell line for research, however, the cells are not in Pepsi itself.”

I still think that this is a terrible drink to consume and if this will deter some  from drinking Pepsi I will be happy. Since this is not in any way a harmful suggestion to stop drinking Pepsi, I figured I will keep the post.

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  • mmmarzipan
    Reply

    Wow! This is crazy! I had no idea! Lucky I’ve been caffeine-free since before my pregnancy… 😉

    • Elena
      Reply

      I know! who knew, right? I mean no one thinks it is a health drink, but embryonic kidney tissue?! really?!

      • mmmarzipan
        Reply

        Besides the highly questionable ethics involved in a company doing this, not to mention the implications to public health/wellbeing that products such as this have, it’s all just so unnecessary!

  • Elena
    Reply

    Exactly! Our kids are so lucky that we are aware of this and hopefully they will be so much better off. My 14 year old can probably count on her fingers amount of times she had Coke or Pepsi, and always at someone else’s house – and my 4 year old will hopefully never even try these…

    And as far as the company – we as consumers can vote with our $$ 🙂 that makes me happy. Least I can do is spread the word and boycott the company.

  • Elena
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    Exactly! Our kids are so lucky that we are aware of this and hopefully they will be so much better off. My 14 year old can probably count on her fingers amount of times she had Coke or Pepsi, and always at someone else’s house – and my 4 year old will hopefully never even try these…

    And as far as the company – we as consumers can vote with our $$ 🙂 that makes me happy. Least I can do is spread the word and boycott the company.

  • Pepper Culpepper
    Reply

    Snopes says that this is a bit of an Urban Legend. Apparently Pepsi uses the cell line for research, however, the cells are not in Pepsi itself.

    • Elena
      Reply

      Hi Pepper! I sure hope it is an Urban Legend! Still a terrible drink to consume 🙂 If this article scares someone out of drinking Pepsi I will feel like I did my job. LOL
      However I will make a notation in the article. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

  • Pepper Culpepper
    Reply

    Snopes says that this is a bit of an Urban Legend. Apparently Pepsi uses the cell line for research, however, the cells are not in Pepsi itself.

    • Elena
      Reply

      Hi Pepper! I sure hope it is an Urban Legend! Still a terrible drink to consume 🙂 If this article scares someone out of drinking Pepsi I will feel like I did my job. LOL
      However I will make a notation in the article. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

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