One wonders if this could be considered a form of cannibalism?! I have abbreviated the following Life News article.
By Steven Ertelt Oct.25, 2011
Pepsi shareholders have filed a shareholder resolution with the Securities and Exchange Commission and PepsiCo demanding that the company has been contracting with a research firm that uses fetal cells from babies victimized by abortions to test and produce artificial flavour enhancers.
[T]ens of thousands of pro-life people voiced their opposition to PepsiCo contracting with biotech company Senomyx after it was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from abortions.
A pro-life group, Children of God For Life, (CGFL) stated: “they don’t tell the public that (Senomyx) is using HEK 293 – human embryonic kidney cells taken from an electively aborted baby to produce those flavour receptors”.
In August 2010, PepsiCo entered into a four-year agreement with Senomyx for the development of artificial high-potency sweeteners for PepsiCo beverages. Under the contract, PepsiCo is paying $30 million to Senomyx for the research…
Debi Vinnedge, of the CGFL said: “Shareholders have a right to know the truth about what PepsiCo is doing with their hard-earned savings. PepsiCo’s lack of consideration to the public’s moral sensibilities has only served to fuel the fire and threatens stock values, retirement pensions and investments.”
Shareholders filed a resolution requesting that “the Board of Directors adopt a corporate policy that recognizes human rights and employs ethical standards which do not involve using the remains of aborted human beings in both private and collaborative research and development agreements.”
PepsiCo tried to reassure the public their relationship with Senomyx was to produce “lower calorie great tasting beverages…using only gold standard industry research techniques.” (pic of aborted fetus at 24 wks on left)
Pro-life organizations are asking the public to boycott all Pepsi drink products and encourage consumers to contact Pepsi management requesting that they sever all ties with Senomyx.
Read full article here: http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/25/pepsi-shareholders-demand-it-stop-using-aborted-fetal-cells/