Pepsi Using Embryo Cells for Flavoring?

Pepsi Using Embryo Cells for Flavoring? 

Update: June 2/2012

June 2, 2012 After their year long boycott of Pepsi, appeals to the Security and Exchange Commission, and their appearance at Pepsi’s shareholder’s meetings, the Children of God for Life group have effected change.  PepsiCo has announce it will no longer use aborted human embryo kidney cell lines for flavor enhancers in its products. 

There appear to be over 70 patents related to flavor additives known as : HEK-293 (supposedly Human Embryo Kidney for short) made by the biotech company known as Senomyx Inc., from San Diego, California.  Debi Vinnedge who is the executive director of Children of God for Life said “we are absolutely thrilled with PepsiCo’s decision”. COGFL also enjoined 30 other pro-life organizations to join in the boycott of Pepsi products. Pepsi denied they use the Senomyx cell lines but said they would not use them further. (Lawyer double-speak).

Original Post: Aug 4, 2011

Just when you think today’s food and beverages have reached their limits of disgusting salmonella bacteria, hormones, chemicals, pesticides and coloring, now comes embryo kidney cells in flavorings in Pepsi soda drinks.

Pepsi Using Embryo Cells for Flavoring?

Don’t Tread on my Food and Beverages- Pepsi

A story in Life Site News stats that a bio-medical firm has removed from their websites, their partners in using HEK-293 (human embryo kidney cells in their R&D department for flavorings added to soft drinks.

Their partner is Pepsi Company amongst others who’s names are hidden from the public.

The backlash from Pro-Life groups has produced this response from Pepsi:

” with respect to the flavor discovery research with Senomyx, we utilize techniques that have been the gold standard for several decades”.

Therefore, consumers have been drinking human embryo kidney cells (usually derived from human fetuses) for the past 20 or 30 or more years and didn’t even know it?

Is this the kind of bio-medical- science fictional advancements that science has produced? Kidney cells in your Pepsi?

The gold standard in soft drinks is: Human Kidney Cells for flavoring a soft drink? Usually cola drinks are made from the cocoa plant, not from other humans, it can set up a negative immune response and is totally unnecessary to be used in a soft drink.


If it was the gold standard then why did Senomyx remove Pepsi’s name on their website? Why are they hiding who their partners really are and what are they hiding?

The Pro-Life Group Children of God for Life or (COGFL) which is targeting Pepsi Co for a boycott and have written the company protesting the use of human embryo cells in artificial flavorings in their soft drinks. The Pro-Life Director Debi Vinnedgre says:

“Pepsi and Senomyx have done everything in their power to trivialize what they are doing, when in fact what they are doing is only further damaging their public image”. The group have written to all of Pepsi’s board of directors to protect their shareholders interests, as they are funding the research for Senomyz but no response from the board was given.

If Pepsi is doing this, you almost bet all major soft drink companies are using embryo cells in soft drinks also and there is no report to the contrary.

Consumers find it disgusting to know that what they are drinking in a Pepsi is:
human aborted baby kidney cells!!

The other issue is the public is never even made aware of this ingredient and Pepsi sells millions of gallons of Pepsi every day around the world.

So what is next? Will be eating dead babies in our McDonald’s hamburgers?

Oh wait…don’t tell me.

Human Embryo Cells in Pepsi drinks? Unbelievable!!

Dead babies kidney cells for flavoring? Um….that’s pretty darn awful and gross.

If we have not been told for decades that human embryo which is dead fetal cells are in the very drink that was America’s favorite, what else are we not being told about in our food and drinks? You can believe there is a lot of secrecy when ti comes to corporate welfare and profits.

Most comments on this subject are very revealing on how the public feels”

“I don t buy anything that is with pepsi,kraft ,lipton ,anything that has to do with pepsi and synomix ,and all of my family have also stop buying all there products ,and heinz in Leamington Canada have stop pepsi and frito lays chips in there company, my sister works there and all the pepsi machine and frito-lays chips have been remove .That is a good start a company with a soul and conscience .”

Senomyx Website states the are “innovative flavoring” company and produce flavorings for: food, beverage and ingredient supply companies. The website boasts they achieve a “competitive advantage and improve the nutritional profile of their products”.

Innovating flavoring with human cells and flesh? Isn’t this a little barbaric?

What is even more strange is why the U.S. Patent Office is issuing patents for embryo fetal cells to be used in human food consumption and again we have to point the finger at the U.S. government for allowing patents on aborted baby fetal cells used in US foods and drinks.

You can thank the morons at the U.S. Patent Office for issuing such ridiculous patents on dead baby cell lines for human consumption and flavoring in foods, really this is where it starts.

This is where the rubber meets the road, and people are fed up with the constant poisoning of our food supply by an insane government that allows this all.

For more information see:

US Patent Office

COGFL – Children of God for Life

Senomyx Website


Pepsi on Facebook

Pepsi Board of Directors

Pepsi Corporate Officers

Pepsi Co Values and Philosphy: From their website:  Quote:

Our Values & Philosophy are a reflection of the socially and environmentally responsible company we aspire to be. They are the foundation for every business decision we make.

Bio Ethics

The marketing and advertising for young people even uses Santa to sell their products:

Another Pepsi Ad uses Sofia Vergara and David Beckham


The 2011 Super Bowl Pepsi Max Commercial


Remember all these ads are promoting fetal kidney cell flavors in Pepsi’s drinks.

What has become of the food and beverage regulations in the United States?

Pepsi Max- New Flavors from Aborted Cell Lines?

Source: Flavor Company that uses Embryo Cells Hides Partner Company Names

Other Websites that covered this story:

Boycott Pepsi Co

Causa Nostrae Blog

Miami News Aborted Fetus Cells in Pepsi?