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Thursday, February 7, 2013

¿Células de fetos abortados para endulzar la PEPSI?

                                               

Fuente: eptvida (punto) blogspot (punto) com/2011/11/pepsico-planea-endulzar-sus-productos (punto) html

Children of God for Life (Hijos de Dios por la Vida), un grupo pro-vida de Florida, protestó en contra de Pepsi porque esta empresa está utilizando células de fetos abortados para estudios que le ayudarán a mejorar la calidad de sus productos.

Según publica el portal Life Site News, el dicho uso de las células de fetos que fueron abortados dará como resultado una Pepsi con "gran sabor y con menos calorías".


En agosto de 2010 PepsiCo, firmó con contrato cuatro años de 30 millones de dólares con la compañía Senomyx para que esta le desarrolle endulzantes potenciados para sus bebidas. Muchas de las patentes de Senomyx involucran a la línea celular de fetos abortados con el código HEK-293, originado a partir de células de los riñones.


Cabe destacar que para que PepsiCo, tenga éxito en sus bebidas, tendrá que conseguir muchos fetos abortados, lo que indica que el incremento de aborto se podría disparar o se convertiría en un gran negocio porque Senomyx necesita muchas células de fetos para darle esos endulzantes a la Pepsi.

Children of God for Life, exigió a PepsiCo, que "reconozca los derechos humanos y utilice estándares éticos que no involucren usar los restos de seres humanos abortados en investigaciones privadas y compartidas así como en acuerdos de desarrollo".


Vea el tema completo en: eptvida (punto) blogspot (punto) com/2011/11/pepsico-planea-endulzar-sus-productos (punto) html

Vea también:

cogforlife (punto) org/pepsiboycott (punto) htm

May 25, 2011

Pro-Life Groups Call for Pepsi Boycott over Aborted Fetal Cell Lines

(Largo, FL) Scores of prolife groups are calling for a public boycott of food giant, PepsiCo due to their partnership with Senomyx, a biotech company using aborted fetal cells in the research and development of artificial flavor enhancers.

Pepsi is funding the research and development – and paying royalties to Senomyx which uses HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney cells) to produce flavor enhancers for Pepsi beverages.

Senomyx boasts they have over 800,000 unique flavors for foods. The human tongue recognizes only 5 (salty, savory, sweet, sour and bitter). But cells expressing certain proteins produce a chemical signal when flavors are introduced, which determines if it’s the proper flavor. The aborted fetal cells are not in the product itself.

"There are many options PepsiCo could be using instead of aborted fetal cells" noted Debi Vinnedge, President of Children of God for Life, the group spearheading the boycott.

The revelation—a potential public relations nightmare—motivated Campbell Soup to sever all relations with Senomyx. However, PepsiCo continues their business relationship despite the abortion connection. They drew pubic ire earlier this year when they responded that "our collaboration with Senomyx is strictly limited to creating lower-calorie, great-tasting beverages for consumers."

When pressed further, PepsiCo attempted to pacify angry consumers with a form letter response insinuating they had been accused of conducting aborted fetal tissue research. Their duplicity again drew public outrage.

Bradley Mattes, executive director of Life Issues Institute, said, "While aborted fetal cells aren’t actually in the product itself, the close relationship is enough to repulse most consumers. To our knowledge, this is the first time a food product has been publicly associated with abortion."

The pro-life groups noted that additional companies collaborating with Senomyx will be targeted for boycott next.

Pro-life organizations are asking the public to boycott all Pepsi beverages and encourage consumers to contact Pepsi management requesting that they sever all ties with Senomyx. Consumers are also encouraged to contact Campbell Soup and thank them for responding to pro-life concerns.