31 March 2011

US Company Uses Aborted Fetal Cells to Test Food Flavour Enhancers

I'm still shocked after reading a story that suggests a US Biotech company is testing food flavour enhancers on aborted fetal cells, the results of which are then used in food products from companies such as Kraft, PepsiCo and Nestle.

Being ignorant of such matters I had no idea this type of research even happened, and to be honest it makes me fell sick, truly sick.

The report I saw initially came via the Catholic Culture website, which was stating how following the news report, one of the companies using the product from Senomyx, Campbell Soups, will no longer continue to do so.

The report can be read on the Cogforlife site. Apparently they have been banging this issue for a while now, contacting the various food companies for a response to this matter. You can read the report here.

Whilst it is commendable that Campbell Soups have stopped using the Senomyx product, the response from PepsiCo demonstrates the level of ignorance and complete lack of respect towards the issue. They said:
“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.”

I just hope that more and more people will get to hear about this, and take due consideration before buying products from these companies.

3 comments:

Seth DeMoor said...

Just found your blog, adding it to the roll. I run onebillinostories.com, ever heard of it? Where you based out of? I see you are a CatholicTV fan. I was just on their show This is the Day last month, love Fr. Reed!

Blessings to you and your Lenten journey

Seth J. DeMoor

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