My Decision for Pulling the Pepsi Next Post

Earlier this morning I posted about how you could get a great deal on Pepsi Next at Walgreens---I just pulled the post.

I realize that there are many things that we buy in the stores that are just as bad, that I or you may never know about---but this is my opinion and the reason I will not be supporting Pepsi with my purchases of this new drink, no matter how great of a deal it is.

I am prolife, and I cannot knowingly support a company that would use aborted babies to "enhance" the flavor---if this is indeed what they are doing. This is all over Google, so I urge you to Google it for yourself.

Taken from site:
PepsiCo, due to their partnership with Senomyx, a biotech company using aborted fetal cells in the research and development of artificial flavor enhancers.

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.”

I urge you to Google this for your self.

1 comment:

  1. I applaud you for posting this. Although I knew about this issue and have not posted any Pepsi 'deals' on my own site- I have faltered back and forth about how to address this issue with my own readers so I applaud you for having the boldness to do this AND for doing it in a way that doesn't come across judgmental.