UPDATE: Ok… apparently K.Lo was wrong (and thus me to a much much lesser extent because I mostly went for the cheap laugh) …. here’s the link to a report on the science between this and the link Mr. Bishop’s comment to her original post. All that being said… I love the Soylent Green title and Pepsi still sucks ass so I’m keeping it.
A pro-life group that monitors the use of cells from babies victimized by abortions is today highlighting a biotech company, Senomyx, which it says produces artificial flavor enhancers using aborted fetal cell lines to test their products.
The group Children of God for Life is calling for a public boycott of major food companies partnering with Senomyx.
Debi Vinnedge, the director of the pro-life organization, tells LifeNews.com today that, in 2010, her group wrote to Senomyx CEO Kent Snyder and pointed out that moral options for testing their food additives could and should be used. But when Senomyx ignored her letter, the group wrote to the companies Senomyx listed on their website as “collaborators” warning them of public backlash and threatened boycott. They included food giants PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, Campbell Soup, Solae and Nestlé. (See update below.)
“The company’s key flavor programs focus on the discovery and development of savory, sweet and salt flavor ingredients that are intended to allow for the reduction of MSG, sugar and salt in food and beverage products,” the Senomyx web site says. “Using isolated human taste receptors, we created proprietary taste receptor-based assay systems that provide a biochemical or electronic readout when a flavor ingredient interacts with the receptor.”
UPDATE: Campbell’s severed its ties with Senomyx.
I guess aborted fetus gives food that salty tang consumers want in the sodas and chocolate. Excuse me garcon… I’ll be having a Coke and a Hershey Bar with my soup please.
Pepsi has always sucked anyway… just another reason to go with the company that offers the real thing — Guinness.
UPDATE: party poopers have now forced me to go full Hartman…