How Cells from an Aborted Fetus are Used to Create Novel Flavor Enhancers

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  • The biotech company Senomyx creates novel flavor enhancing compounds for the processed food industry in order to make foods and beverages that taste good while reducing sugar and salt content. Customers include Pepsi Co., Ajinomoto Co. (the maker of aspartame and meat glue), Nestlé and others
  • The genetically engineered flavor enhancers work by triggering taste receptors on your tongue, effectively tricking your taste buds into sensing sweetness, saltiness, or “coolness”
  • Senomyx has created a taste testing system that provides scientists with biochemical responses and electronic readouts when a flavor ingredient interacts with their patented receptor, letting them know whether or not they’ve “hit the mark” in terms of flavor. This process uses human kidney cells originating from an electively aborted human fetus
  • These fetal kidney cells (HEK293) have been cloned for decades, as they offer a reliable way to produce new proteins using genetic engineering. Senomyx has engineered HEK293 cells to function like human taste receptor cells
  • Flavor enhancers do not need to be listed on food labels, falling instead under the generic category of artificial and/or natural flavors



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Pepsi Beverages on the Boycott

• All Pepsi soft drinks
• Sierra Mist soft drinks
• Mountain Dew soft drinks
• Mug root beer and other soft drinks
• No Fear beverages
• Seattle’s Best Coffee
• Tazo beverages
• AMP Energy beverages
• Aquafina water
• Aquafina flavored beverages
• DoubleShot energy beverages
• Frappuccino beverages
• Lipton tea and other beverages
• Propel beverages
• SoBe beverages
• Gatorade beverages
• Fiesta Miranda beverages
• Tropicana juices and beverages

Other Senomyx Partner Products

·         At this time we are formally boycotting PepsiCo products, however many have asked us for lists of the other companies involved with Senomyx and what products are involved.

Unless we know a certain product or brand name specifically, we intend to boycott all of the company’s products.

Nestles Products
• All coffee creamers
• Maggi Brand instant soups, bouillon cubes, ketchups, sauces, seasoning, instant noodles

Kraft – Cadbury Adams LLC Products:
• Black Jack chewing gum
• Bubbaloo bubble gum
• Bubblicious bubble gum
• Chiclets
• Clorets
• Dentyne
• Freshen Up Gum
• Sour Cherry Gum (Limited)
• Sour Apple Gum (Limited)
• Stride
• Trident

Cadbury Adams LLC Candies
• Sour Cherry Blasters
• Fruit Mania
• Bassett’s Liquorice All sorts
• Maynards Wine Gum
• Swedish Fish
• Swedish Berries
• Juicy Squirts
• Original Gummies
• Fuzzy Peach
• Sour Chillers
• Sour Patch Kids
• Mini Fruit Gums

Other Cadbury Adams LLC Products
• Certs breath mints
• Halls Cough Drops

Not part of Senomyx – N eocutis Products
This company produces anti wrinkle creams that contain cells from a 14 week gestation aborted malebaby. Following is the list of the creams, but we recommend a full boycott of all Neocutis Products.

Bio-Gel Prevedem Journee
Bio-Serum Lumiere
Bio Restorative Skin Cream

Vaccines Containing HEK Cells And the Manufacturers:
MMR II (Merck)
ProQuad (MMR + Chickenpox – Merck)
Varivax (Chickenpox – Merck)
Pentacel (Polio + DTaP + HiB – Sanofi Pasteur)
Vaqta (Hepatitis-A – Merck)
Havrix (Hepatitis-A – Glaxo SmithKline)
Twinrix (Hepatitis-A and B combo – Glaxo)
Zostavax (Shingles – Merck)
Imovax (Rabies – Sanofi Pasteur)

Other medicines:
Pulmozyme (Cystic Fibrosis – Genetech)
Enbrel (Rheumatoid Arthritis – Amgen)

Note: Moral options exist for Rabies, Polio,
Rheumatoid Arthritis. Separate moral options
currently not available for Measles and Mumps.

source; via

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 (

.Biotech company using cell lines from aborted babies in food enhancement testing

Pro-life groups call for Pepsi boycott over aborted fetal cell lines

Oklahoma lawmaker wants to stop Pepsi from using aborted fetus cells in soda flavoring research (NaturalNews)

To Contact PepsiCo:

Jamie Caulfield, Sr. VP
PepsiCo, Inc.
700 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577
(914) 253-2000

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Below is the response from Ocean Spray to my email.  It looks like they do not use the aborted fetus' even though some of their products are manufactured by Pepsico.

I'll remove them from the list above.

Hello Mrs. Anderson,
The Ocean Spray single-serve products manufactured by PepsiCo are made to Ocean Spray's specifications. Our products contain no ingredients developed or tested by Senomyx.

Ocean Spray does not contract with Senomyx nor do we use them for any type of product development or testing.

If you have other questions or concerns about our products, we are happy to answer them. Please call us at: 1-800-662-3263.

Tastes Good, Good For You,

And Your Friends at Ocean Spray

I am happy to read this response from Ocean Spray. Thank you for posting  Dawn.

I called PepsiCo and talked to a public relations person who said they absolutely do not use these horrible products.  She said to look on their website and see proof.  She then put me on hold and never came back.  I found nothing on the website. 

Yes, in order to break the boycott which was hurting them they told everyone they stopped using it and then it was learned they lied.  They are still using it to my knowledge but I am looking deeper into this to find out exactly what is going on.

Nov 13, 2013 ... Senomyx president John Poyhonen: "Senomyx's growth for 2014 and 2015 will
be primarily driven by our collaboration with PepsiCo and the ...
Mar 12, 2014 ... PepsiCo has the exclusive right to use the product, a so-called flavor ...
Senomyx's stock, which has more than doubled in 2014, rose 17 ...
Apr 9, 2014 ... The research agreement, announced Wednesday, calls for PepsiCo to fund
Senomyx's Salt Taste program for 2014, with an option to extend ...
March 20, 2014 8:00AM ET ... Senomyx Inc. offices in La Jolla, Calif. Senomyx is
developing innovative flavor ingredients for the food and beverage industries, ...
April 10, 2014. Senomyx Inc., a company that uses proprietary taste science
technologies to discover, develop, and commercialize novel flavor ingredients for
Mar 12, 2014 ... By Janney Capital Markets ($9.41, March 11, 2014). We are raising our fair-value
estimate of Senomyx to $14 from $6 on long-tailed and ...
04/09/14, Senomyx Enters Into Research Agreement With PepsiCo To Identify ...
2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNMX), a leading company in ...
Apr 10, 2014 ... Senomyx, Inc., and PepsiCo, Inc., have entered into an agreement to ... the Salt
Taste Program for 2014 and has options to extend the research ...

You can re-post or use anything on Crusaders.  Spread the Faith!

By the by all Kraft products are part of this as well as Maxwell House, Gevalia and a few more we are looking in to. 

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