Aborted Fetal Cell Lines Used to Test Flavors For Food
This is so unbelievable but I had to share it so you are informed. How is this even possible.
Nestle, Merck and Pfizer are all partnered up with a biotech company called Senomyx “which uses HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney calls) to produce flavor enhancers for beverages and foods.”
According to the Senomyx website, “Using isolated human taste receptors, we created a proprietary taste receptor-based assay systems that provide a biochemical or electronic readout when a flavor ingredient interacts with the receptor.” The companies that have partnered with Senomyx “provide research and development funding plus royalties on sales of products using their flavor ingredients.”
What is not told is that HEK 293 cells are “human embryonic kidney cells taken from an electively aborted baby to produce those receptors.”
There are many other types of cells both human and non-human that can be used for the same testing that are not obtained through abortion.
Looks through your cupboard and refrigerator. How many Nestle products are there?
Nestle products include: Gerber baby foods, Nestle, Nescafe, Lean Cuisine, HotPockets, Buitoni, Herta, Stouffers, Milo, Nestea, Chef, Chef-mate, Minor’s, Boost, Haagen-Dazs, Dreyers, Alpo, Beneful, Bakers Complete, Pruina, PowerBar, and Jenny Craig.
Please write to those companies to pressure them to stop using aborted fetal cells. Also, please consider not buying anymore of their products so that you are not assisting in scientific research that uses aborted fetal cells.
Original Article quoted in this blog post: http://www.cogforlife.org/senomyxalert.htm
Proof of Senomyx using aborted fetal cell lines: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC123709/