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May 2nd 2011 @ 10:31 pm

On March 29, ALL Associate group Children of God for Life issued a startling press release that has raised the eyebrows of even the most liberal thinkers.

Senomyx Biotechnology produces flavor enhancers for food giants—Nestle, PepsiCo, Cadbury Adams LLC (a Kraft company) and Solae—using aborted fetal cells HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney), which were taken from an elective abortion in the 1970s. (The food products themselves do not contain the aborted fetal material, but the cell line is used to test the flavor enhancers.)

These companies that partner with Senomyx fund research and development plus they provide royalty payments on the sales of products using Senomyx flavor ingredients. Thus, without question, they are as morally culpable as Senomyx in commercializing aborted fetal remains.

After writing to Senomyx and the partner companies to express concern over the use of aborted fetal material and point out the various moral cell lines that could be used instead, COG for Life is calling for a boycott of the partnering companies. Specifically, PepsiCo is targeted first.

Ignoring the moral concerns, PepsiCo replied to consumers by saying, “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 percent in key brands in key markets over the next decade and ultimately help people live healthier lives.”

If PepsiCo thinks that lowering calories and sugar content justifies using the remains of aborted children to develop those additives, the company is more morally depraved than we thought!

ACTION ITEM: Please join us in the boycott of PepsiCo and its products—and please respond to this e-mail if you are willing to have your Associate group’s name added to a list of those co-sponsoring this boycott with Children of God for Life and American Life League.

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Take away God, all respect for civil laws, all regard for even the most necessary institutions disappears; justice is scouted; the very liberty that belongs to the law of nature is trodden underfoot; and men go so far as to destroy the very structure of the family, which is the first and firmest foundation of the social structure.
- St. Pius X, Jucunda Sane, March 12, 1904