Aborted Fetuses being used in food production

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  1. purecajn

    purecajn Junior Member

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    Saw this and had to spread the word. Wonder if they are associated with Monsanto in some way.
    https://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/...orted-fetus-cells-in-soda-flavoring-research/


    In order to simulate various flavors in processed foods, some food manufacturers are actually using aborted fetal cells to test and produce these artificial chemical enhancers that millions of Americans consume every single day. Concerned about the ethical and moral implications of such a process, Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey has introduced new legislation to prohibit this practice from occurring in his home state.


    Senomyx, a California-based biotechnology company that specializes in developing food flavorings, is one such company that uses aborted embryonic cells to create “isolated human taste receptors,” which are used in the production of food chemicals. And this company has partnered with several major food manufacturers, including Kraft, PepsiCo, and Nestle
    “There is a potential that there are companies that are using aborted human babies in their research and development of basically enhancing flavor for artificial flavors,” Sen. Shortey is quoted as saying by KRMG News Talk Radio. “What I am saying is that if it does happen then we are not going to allow it to manufacture here.”
    According to Children of God for Life (CGL), a pro-life watchdog group, Senomyx uses HEK 293 to produce its artificial flavor enhancing chemicals. HEK 293 is code for human embryonic kidney cells that are manipulated to produce taste receptors that express a specific protein known as the G protein. But CGL says the company could also use animal, insect, or other more acceptably-derived cells instead, and still procure the same results.
    While aborted fetal cells are not necessarily in the final products made by PepsiCo, Kraft, or Nestle, such cells appear to needlessly play a part in the production of artificial flavor chemicals used by these companies. And since there are viable alternatives to this questionable practice, Sen. Shortey, CGL, and many others are calling for its end.
    As we reported previously, the Campbell Soup company used to be a Senomyx partner until CGL contacted them about the fetal cell issue. Shortly thereafter, reports indicate that Campbell’s officially cut ties with Senomyx, which in 2003 filed a patent for “recombinant (genetically modified) methods for expressing a functional sweet taste receptor.”
     
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    this is probably your 4th post today all linking to the same website and I have followed the links. Be careful what news you are spreading and be sure you have trustworthy references to back these claims. Just because it is on the internet does not mean it's all true.
     
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    Yes, I realize the last few posts have focased on Monsanto, but Pak got me all stirrd up. Nevertheless, thank you for the advise. I realize some of the articles are questionable, but have I posted something that you have found to be false? If so please inform me because I'd like to correct any misinformation.
     
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    Another nutty Republican fear campaign, very few of them seem sane.
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012...-oklahoma-aborted-fetuses-food_n_1230414.html
     
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    &#$% Monsanto.

    If you are upset at us posting about Monsanto, then you need to do some of your own research about the things we are talking about via forums & attempt to disprove or prove. Fact of the matter is the corporations are using every means possible to harm you for profit and you need to wake up to that fact.
     
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    "wrote Margaret Corsi, a spokesperson for PepsiCo", you mean the Image repair specialist and not anyone from the head offices or an independent research facility. My info is in question and your taking the word of someone who gets paid to repair a companys image? With that attitude no wonder the tabacco industry has done so well.
     

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