Pepsi Beverages on the Boycott:
• All Pepsi soft drinks
• Sierra Mist soft drinks
• Mountain Dew soft drinks
• Mug root beer and other soft drinks
• No Fear beverages
• Ocean Spray beverages
• Seattle’s Best Coffee
• Tazo beverages
• AMP Energy beverages
• Aquafina water
• Aquafina flavored beverages
• DoubleShot energy beverages
• Frappuccino beverages
• Lipton tea and other beverages
• Propel beverages
• SoBe beverages
• Gatorade beverages
• Fiesta Miranda beverages
• Tropicana juices and beverages
• All coffee creamers
• Maggi Brand instant soups, bouillon cubes, ketchups, sauces, seasoning, instant noodles
Kraft – Cadbury Adams LLC Products:
• Black Jack chewing gum
• Bubbaloo bubble gum
• Bubblicious bubble gum
• Freshen Up Gum
• Sour Cherry Gum (Limited)
• Sour Apple Gum (Limited)
Cadbury Adams LLC Candies:
• Sour Cherry Blasters
• Fruit Mania
• Bassett’s Liquorice Allsorts
• MaynardsWine Gum
• Swedish Fish
• Swedish Berries
• Juicy Squirts
• Original Gummies
• Fuzzy Peach
• Sour Chillers
• Sour Patch Kids
• Mini Fruit Gums
Other Cadbury Adams LLC Products:
• Certs breath mints
• Halls Cough Drops
Many of the above products manufactured by Pepsi, Cadbury, and Nestles, make use of additives developed by Senomyx, an American biotechnology company that develops additives to amplify certain flavors and smells in foods. Senomyx’s website claims that it has reverse engineered the receptors in humans that react for taste and aroma, and they are capitalizing on these discoveries to produce chemicals that will make food taste better.
Children of God for Life, citing the Senomyx paper “Human receptors for sweet and umami taste” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, claims Senomyx uses aborted fetal cells in its products and testing, making use of Human Embryonic Kidney 293 cells (HEK 293).
Senomyx has not denied this. The company lists several large corporate partners or “collaborators” on its website, such as PepsiCo and Nestle. Campbell Soup Company was a Senomyx corporate partner, but recently ended its partnership after pro-life groups brought up the matter of the use of human fetal cells. The recommendation is to boycott all of Senomyx’s products.
Neocutis is one company that uses Senomyx. The company produces anti wrinkle creams that contain cells from a 14 week gestation aborted male baby. It is recommended that we boycott all Neocutis products, especially the following:
- Bio-Gel Prevedem Journee
- Bio-Serum Lumiere
- Bio Restorative Skin Cream
Vaccines Containing Aborted Fetal Cells And the Manufacturers:
- MMR II (Merck)
- ProQuad (MMR + Chickenpox – Merck)
- Varivax (Chickenpox – Merck)
- Pentacel (Polio + DTaP + HiB – Sanofi Pasteur)
- Vaqta (Hepatitis-A – Merck)
- Havrix (Hepatitis-A – Glaxo SmithKline)
- Twinrix (Hepatitis-A and B combo – Glaxo)
- Zostavax (Shingles – Merck)
- Imovax (Rabies – Sanofi Pasteur)
- Pulmozyme (Cystic Fibrosis – Genetech)
- Enbrel (Rheumatoid Arthritis – Amgen)
SCPI has a list of cosmetics that are similarly produced from aborted fetal tissue cell lines.
Even PepsiCo’s shareholders, who are not a religious or pro-life group, filed a resolution with the government office, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to demand they stop using fetal cell derived products because it was unnecessary and hurting business. You can find some general background on what we have called the “Industry of Death” by clicking here.
The seasonal flu vaccine actually has a low rate of effectiveness, of about 6%. There is evidence that Vitamin D better protects us from the flu. (To read more, go here and here.) In fact, 70% of doctors and nurses, and 62% of other health care workers do NOT get the yearly flu shot because:
- They don’t believe the vaccine would work
- They believe their immune systems are strong enough to withstand exposure to the flu
- They are concerned about side effects
In the end, we must ask ourselves two questions:
1. Is this necessary? No.
Animal cell lines produce vaccines and biologics as economically and effectively as the aborted fetal cell lines. Rejuvenating anti-aging creams and cosmetic products are available produced using animal and non-fetal materials. Moral options exist for Rabies, Polio, Rheumatoid Arthritis. Separate moral options currently are not available for Measles and Mumps.
2. Is this safe? We don’t know.
Studies have not yet been done to determine the health consequences of injecting contaminating aborted fetal DNA and materials into our children, into our bodies, or into our skin.
For more information, visit http://cogforlife.org.