Quote above: William Shakespeare, Richard II
The Goal: To enhance the flavor of some processed foods by reducing the amounts of sugar, salt and MSG found therein.
The Means: Human embryonic kidney cells (HEK).
LifeSiteNews is covering an alert issused yesterday by Children of God for Life (CGL)about an international biotech firm, Senomyx, that is using a human embryonic cell line to test for flavor enhancement in processed foods. According to CGL, some of the food companies using Semonyx’s research are Pepsico, Kraft, Campbell, and Nestle, among others.
The cell line in question is HEK 293, derived from the kidney of a human embryo (read: a child) obtained as a result of an elective abortion in the early 1970’s.
CGL reports that Campbell Soup has now severed its ties with Senomyx.
Pepsico’s response was curiously confusing: “We hope you are reassured to learn that our collaboration with Senomyx is strictly limited to creating lower-calorie, great-tasting beverages for consumers. This will help us achieve our commitment to reduce added sugar per serving by 25% in key brands in key markets over the next decade and ultimately help people live healthier lives.”
Read those last 5 words again. Amazingly unbelievable.
For more information, follow the links above. Tom Peters, the American Papist, is also on it.