Setting the record straight!

Attention: Loyal readers and supporters of our work

There is a blatantly false story put out by The Nate Max Project that is going viral on social media, titled, “List of companies using fetal cells from aborted babies to flavour products”

Do not be fooled, shocked or misled – IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE! THERE ARE NO FOOD PRODUCTS CONTAINING ABORTED FETAL MATERIAL – NOR HAS THERE EVER BEEN!

Our very successful Pepsi Boycott drew world-wide attention back in 2011-2012 when prolife organizations and other concerned individuals joined our efforts to force PepsiCo to alter their agreement with Senomyx. This company produces artificial flavor enhancers for several foods and beverage companies and they were testing those flavors using the aborted fetal cell line HEK-293.

Many have asked, how exactly are the HEK-293 cells used? In short, Senomyx produces a certain flavor for a company and then needs to test it to ensure it is the exact flavor desired. But the human tongue has only 5 taste receptors: salty, sour, sweet, bitter and umani. Senomyx found that certain animal, plant and human cells have what is known as a G-protein that can be used to test thousands of flavors.  The cell protein produces a chemical signal that will identify whether the flavor they are developing is correct. Even though they knew fully well that moral options existed, they chose to use aborted fetal cells for their test assays.

Now, despite the fact that we emphasized the HEK-293 was only used to test the products and was not actually in the flavorings, some websites put out wildly dramatic headlined stories that people were consuming dead babies! Worse, they tried to quote Children of God for Life out of context and used absolutely false information!

Because of massive confusion and a number of recent inquiries resulting from this and similar stories, we have updated our list of aborted fetal products: https://cogforlife.org/fetalproductsall.pdf 
in order to clarify those that were developed and then tested by Senomyx
using the aborted fetal cell line.

On this same page we also list other products such as cosmetics, vaccines and medicines that are made by other companies and DO contain aborted fetal material.

For full information on the history of our work in exposing Senomyx please see:
https://cogforlife.org/pepsi-boycott-history/