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Products and Companies that use Aborted Fetuses


It looks like the movie Soylent Green was not only a movie but might be a premonition. We live in a wicked wicked world.

It has come to my attention if you use products created by Nestle, Kraft, Cadbury, Starbucks, PepsiCo, and until recently Campbells and Solae, you are using products created in part by testing on aborted fetuses. That's right, aborted fetuses are used under the name of “artificial flavors” to test these products.

A pro-life group called “Children of God for Life” has claimed that the company Senomyx, trading under the stock market ticker of SNMX, is using aborted fetuses to test for enhanced flavor in their products. Children of God for Life is a watch-group that follows the use of aborted fetuses in products. When confronted with the use of fetal cells in it's creation and testing of artificial flavoring, companies Campbell and Solae ended it's relationship with Senomyx.

According to the Weston A. Price Foundation:

"Senomyx's salt taste, savory flavor, and sweet flavors -- as well as all their other flavor enhancers -- are purposefully developed so that they stimulate your taste buds without them actually tasting anything ... Much like MSG, these flavor enhancers operate on the neurological level to produce these reactions ...

Since they are not actually ingredients but rather 'enhancers' they are not required to be listed in a package's ingredients except as 'artificial flavors' ... [And] because very small amounts of the additives are used ... Senomyx's chemicals have not undergone the FDA's usual safety approval process for food additives."

These chemicals are what makes your taste buds think that they are tasting something salty or sweet without adding salt or sugar to the product. The fetuses are not in the food, their cells are used to determine if certain chemicals taste salty or sweet to humans. Then, if they do taste salty or sweet to humans, those chemicals are put in the food in place of salt and/or sugar. The aborted fetus cells are used to test the chemicals. The Children of God for Life is calling for a boycott of these companies and I have to tell you after discovering this it should not be difficult to stop using these products.

Here is a list of just some of the products: Kraft Mayonnaise, Pepsi, Nestle Chocolate Milk, Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks, Nestea, Nestle Ice Cream products and Kraft Salad Dressings.

It has been reported that in certain Asian countries aborted babies have been dried and then ground up and put in capsules to then be sold on the black market as vitamins to enhance sexual ability. The link to that report is below. As repugnant as that is can you say that what we are doing is any different? If this isn't your line in the sand to stop buying and supporting these companies I don't know what is.

For those of you who simply cannot believe that something this horrible could be true then ask yourself why haven't these companies sued this organization for libel? They are wealthy companies and this is a small organization; it wouldn't take much to shut them up if it isn't true. Additionally, why did Campbell and Solae end their relationship with Senomyx after this came out?

Moreover, I find just as disturbing as the content of this article the fact that the mainstream media has been completely silent about it. If this isn't news I don't know what is! And, yet I haven't heard a word about this from any news source whatsoever. I suppose that that should come as no surprise since our media is owned by these very companies that use aborted fetuses in their products.

Please write to these companies and tell them that you will no longer be using their products. The addresses are in the link below:

To contact the companies:

Paul Bulcke, CEO
Nestlé USA
800 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203

Jamie Caulfield, Sr.VP
PepsiCo, Inc.
700 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

Irene Rosenfeld, CEO
Kraft Foods/Cadbury Chocolate
Three Lakes Drive
Northfield, IL 60093

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Mike on January 22, 2016:

If your not believing.

Pepsi Cola them selfs admitted to using dead baby's. Further more, China's dead humans are also being put in YOUR food.

Last law suit against Pepsi the people won. But Obama stepped in and reversed it so Pepsi is Federally backed.

Planned parent hood, Federally backed,

FDA Federally backed,

all food exemptions Federally backed.

WITCHCRAFT, It's highly satanic and saramonic to force people to eat humans. Cannibalizing is a damming sin. And this gose for people with no nolege. For lack is no excuse. U can't read ? God gave u the messenger, don't be a sceptic. Listen and study for your self. Don't ask Brie to attach more proof becouse your lazy and don't want to no, or stop eating your favorite dead baby flavor.

Want to no why ?

When serial killers who eat there victims in cannibalism were interviewed and asked why the eat the victims, they ALL said the same thing. ONCE I'VE EATEN HUMAN MEAT, IT'S SWEET, U CRAVE IT AND WANT MORE. This is a curse from God sent upon them. So, this is the reason Pepsi and others are doing this sin. Because u crave more. Don't ask Brie to do your research for u. She told u, listen, and further research yourself. Otherwise, u will always be a sceptic. Remember, u can find people hired by these companies to tell u that all this isn't true. I encourage all of u to over look them, view the sorce.


Mike on January 22, 2016:

I've been studying this for several months and the evidence is overweening. I'm telling all my family and friends. The response is most of them think I'm crazy and don't want to give up the food. I've also been studying the RFID Beast implant chip people are now putting in there hands. The mark of the BEAST. I to was so compelled by both the food and beast chip I told all my friends and family.

The result, I'm crazy and most of my friends and some family won't talk to me anymore. Saving my sole is good. Trying to save my friends, didn't do anything but make me lonely.

Now, I'm the crazy Christian man no one wants to visit.

I always presented evidence to them. But people seem to think if they don't no, it's ok to eat dead baby's and take the RFID chip and go to Heaven.

Thousands of Christians go to HELL for lack of nolege. Could this be that your stuffing your faces without nowing what's in your food ? Look, your responsible for everything that gose in your mouth, not God. Just simply u tube, RFID chip and see for your self . The bible said that in the end times, even a child can interrupt the revelation. Read it. U will now understand all of it. This means that Jesus is standing at the gates of heaven, ready to come any second. But not before we bare witness to the soon coming tribulation.


Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on May 26, 2014:

Killing unborn children is never OK, not for any reason ever.

anonamous on May 26, 2014:

I am not against abortion, only done if in certain situations arise, not for birth control. But not to be used for food at all . Research to help diseases but not for food or lotion or things like that

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on June 17, 2013:

I agree "Verily", thanks for commenting.

Verily Prime from New York on June 17, 2013:

Thanks for this informative hub - there is no greater evil that we humans partake in than Abortion....

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on May 11, 2013:

They do it because it makes money for them. People become addicted to their products and they make money.

Lee McAdams on May 11, 2013:

Brie, Have you confronted PepsiCo? Or have they commented? Thanks for your research. I have and still use Pepsi products and this makes me want to vomit. Pepsi and Coke both have been around a long time. Why in the world would Pepsi even want to try something like this? There's no need for them to do this. Thanks for your research. Lee.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on April 23, 2013:

Thanks "WillStarr" please share it so that people will know.

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on April 23, 2013:

It is true:

Any use of aborted human cells for such purposes is abhorrent, and therefore, this is a much needed Hub.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on April 16, 2013:

No, it is disrespectful of human beings to use their bodies to further addict people to junk food.

DommaLeigh on April 16, 2013:

If I was to get pregnant there would be a zero chance of the child going full term or if by a miracle it survived it would be badly deformed. (Don't worry I got fixed when I found out the side effect of my treatment) Lets say by carrying the child would kill me, would that fetus be okay with you? My niece miscarried would her fetus be okay? The fact is abortions are some times needed and are legal to have. Different people views and religions view abortions differently and I am not debating abortions.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on April 16, 2013:

I would rather that people NOT kill innocent human beings and then use them to cause people to become addicted to food.

DommaLeigh on April 16, 2013:

Actually my doctor has dibs on it since I was in an experimental treatment program and it worked. I am a living guinea pig so others will be able to live instead of dieing, like the entire support group I was in (all 11 close friends dead). I was the only one willing and able (healthy enough) to take the treatment that had a good chance of killing me sooner. So if an aborted fetuses can save even one life, I am for it. I wouldn't want another living soul to go through what my family and I have gone through. The idea of food companies using fetus may be a gross thought but would you rather them use a living animal or person?

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on April 16, 2013:

So, you will be turning your body over to Pepsi when you die?

DommaLeigh on April 16, 2013:

I don't think comparing aborted fetuses being used for research is the same as killing full grown people. It is unfair to compare them against each other. They are not killing children to get the fetus, nor are they farming fetuses for that use. They are using what has been discarded by the mother. If an aborted fetus can be used to help cure a medical problem for millions, then it served a greater good to better the world instead of ending up in a dump somewhere. It is no different than when you donate an organ after you die or will your body to science. Like I said in my other post I would have not imagined them being used in research to make food taste better. Of course few people would look kindly to find out there loved one's body was used to train police dogs to find the missing dead in murder cases either. There is a big difference of the murder of millions of Jews to the uses of an unwanted aborted fetus. I am not agreeing that it is right for the companies to use them as a taste tester but it's better to test it on the dead than to test it on a living being.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on April 15, 2013:

Well the Nazi's didn't eat Jews but they did use their skins for lamp shades..not sure of the moral hierarchy there or here.

DommaLeigh on April 15, 2013:

I am not sure what to think of this article. The fetus is not in the products so we are not being made into cannibals. They are being used for research. I fully back research use of stem cells and fetuses for medical reasons but the research to make food taste better, that isn't a direction I would have imagined for a fetus. I will have to sit on the fence on this one as I haven't heard of it before and need to research it more before I start mailing a company. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

Catherine Mostly from Seattle, WA - USA - The WORLD on April 14, 2013:

Wow, you know... I am totally on the side of Women being able to choose abortion for themselves. However, it is AMAZING to me just HOW insensitive Pro-Choice folks can be. Maybe IF they would take the sensibilities of Pro-Life people more seriously and STOP being such JERKS about this issue - maybe we would all get along better. Yes, I'm Pro-Choice and THIS is WRONG. Thanks for the article!

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on March 24, 2013:

Thanks "Brienna"..that is a very informative article.

Brienna on March 24, 2013:

I stumbled across this article last week and thought I'd share it as it relates to your posting

Cathy from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri on March 23, 2013:

I think you should pursue this subject since it is your news and once you get settled, think about doing that. You will love Idaho. I lived there when I was a child. It's beauty is incredible. I hope you have a safe journey.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on March 23, 2013:

Well, it will have to be done by someone else because I'm right in the middle of a cross-country move.

Cathy from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri on March 23, 2013:

You could start with local media and other media resources who have websites, or write a posting in similar sites to gain attention to this subject.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on March 23, 2013:

This is the only place I've written about this subject. The media is owned by these companies, they aren't going to say a word.

Cathy from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri on March 23, 2013:

Brie, where else have you written your articles related to this subject? Have you considered, if you have not already, attempted to get media attention to this subject?

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on March 23, 2013:

Next time, do your research before you start spouting off about things you know nothing about.

Christopher Hyer from Midland, Texas on March 23, 2013:

I fight you no more, I realize now that you are correct and right on target with this , no wonder its a small article. This is true as I just researched . It is sad. There are thousands of articles on this sick crap and most recently Pepsi has taken hold of this testing. Black and white. Night and Day. this lady i called crazy is correct and I am sickened. Please forgive me on being an unbeliever. I did not know what kind of cannibals we had turned into.

person on March 23, 2013:

this is screwed up. our world has so many problems besides this. this life will end if this all keeps happening.

Sirius Centauri from Johannesburg, South Africa on March 19, 2013:

Seriously irked! Fact or fiction, the mere thought of it is unfathomable.

Susan Bailey from South Yorkshire, UK on March 18, 2013:

Shocking! I had no idea. Thanks for a thought provoking hub

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on March 18, 2013:

The only reason that I can think of that you would have to have a lot of money to sue one of these companies as they have deep pockets and lots of friends in Washington.

Elizabeth Mara from New Hampshire on March 18, 2013:

Dear Brie Hoffman,

Thank you for an informative article on a topic so little known. It would be easy for emotions to cloud the reasoning or clarity of your reasoning, but you did not . I admire your clarity and especially the thought you brought to your findings; why, indeed, do they not sue? You make a strong argument for these companies' willing complicity.

Great job on a tough topic.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on March 17, 2013:

I write articles.

Cathy from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri on March 17, 2013:

Brie, this is certainly an interesting subject worth researching. I, for one, question everything I hear and read, always as a matter of course. What do you do in your community to raise awareness about this subject and all your research?

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on March 17, 2013:

You're welcome, spread the word, repost this article on your facebook and tell others.

Moronke Oluwatoyin on March 17, 2013:

GOD have mercy on us. I think all the doctors and men who lead women to abort should be imprisoned for life.There should be a stop to this abortion thing.

Thanks for the revelation

KatNance on March 17, 2013:

this is crazy

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on March 16, 2013:

Thanks "trusouldj", please share this and spread the word.

LaZeric Freeman from Hammond on March 16, 2013:

This is absoulute craziness. Great job uncovering this madness.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on December 04, 2012:

I would stay away from their products anyway..even if they "halted" they still did it.

Matthew horton on December 04, 2012:

I heard pepsi halted from using fetus cells. I'm still unsure and scared about it though..

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on September 18, 2012:

Annajosephina: I have no idea if Purina products are affected. What I do is avoid packaged products. I buy things and make large amounts of food and then freeze it so that I have things that I can make quickly. I make things like Irish Stew, Chili, Spaghetti Sauce from scratch and then freeze it. It might take a bit of time to learn how to cook from scratch but once you learn how to do it really takes no time at all to whip up a meal. It's also better for you and cheaper, it just takes time especially in the beginning. Also, if you have a farmers market nearby get your food from them.

annajosephina on September 18, 2012:

Was wondering if Purina tests its animal products using aborted babies? Since Purina appears to be connected to Neslee was wondering.

Also, would you say products in the "health" aisle of a grocery store, like Amy's products, etc, are "clean"?

What does one do who cannot grow her own food, and what do busy people do who cannot afford a health food aisle?

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on July 15, 2012:

Yes, we are, Albert, yes we are.

albert on July 15, 2012:

We are truly living in the end-times....

Jenny on June 12, 2012:

The dingo stole that poor baby, but these are mothers offering them up. God help us.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on May 31, 2012:

Thanks Sue, please feel free to repost this article on your facebook and encourage others to do as well. The reason these companies do this is because it works..they make the products addictive and cause people to crave them.

Sue on May 31, 2012:

Dark Forces at work again.

And we wonder why this world is in the state that it is - this is asolutely outrageous and I am OUTRAGED! I'll definitey be boycotting Kraft, Cadbury, Pepsi, Starbucks, Nestle and others until they stop the insanity! I'll be sending letters too - using cells... of aborted babies for testing chemicals is just evil. Who thinks of this stuff? They protest testing on animals - this is MUCH worse! Bad enough the innocent baby was snatched from the safety of its mothers womb and then this? I could just cry!

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on May 31, 2012:

Thanks for commenting Tessa. Try canning with glass, you can also get mason jars in garage sales for cheap. I don't know who exactly decided to do this but whoever they are I feel sorry for them when they die.

tessa cunningham on May 30, 2012:

I want to know who decided that this should be done, even if they don't actually put it in the food it still sounds gross to me. I am waking up to what is going on and I don't like it. I took myself off pain pills (was on them for over 10 years)even though I am disabled and in pain all the time, because it made me a zombie and addict. No thanks. I have started growing and canning my own food, I heard the lining of cans can cause cancer, I try to only drink raw milk (if only it was cheaper than $10 a gallon), I plan on raising free range chickens for eggs and meat. If I could I would raise a cow for the milk but sadly I can't. I am just glad that I finally woke up

Amethystraven from California on May 24, 2012:

You're welcome.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on May 24, 2012:

I wonder about what is going on out there that we don't know about yet. Thanks for becoming a fan and for commenting Amethystraven.

Amethystraven from California on May 24, 2012:

Sometimes I feel so sheltered. That's how the big corporations want it though. Thank goodness there is always someone with some kind of moral fiber in their conscience that leaks this information to enlighten the rest of us.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on May 08, 2012:

We have a very criminal society..that allows this sort of thing.

Marion on May 08, 2012:

Hi thanks for posting this. I find it disgusting they take cells from murdered babies and culture them for 40 years using them for testing. Those people did not sign any document to offer their bodies to science. Can't anyone see what is wrong with this?

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on May 01, 2012:

Even so, we must fight on.

Father of 3 on May 01, 2012:

I'm glad to see some fighters on here. We are and will always be mosquitoes fighting elephants. The elephants are unaffected. Large evil companies like these employ workers just like you and me who may never know their work is supporting corruption. You would need to start a war to get your point across but by then you would be considered the crazy one by the brainwashed people of our world. People would rather look the other way because it is much easier and less stressful for most to take the easy way out.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on May 01, 2012:

Yes we do Patlynn, thanks for commenting, please repost this on your facebook. The easiest thing to do right now is to quit using their products, but we need more people to participate in the boycott so please repost this and spread the word.

patlynn on April 30, 2012:

this sadly came to my attention only now... through another message board then googled and found your page thank you for the post.

my husband and i are sickened to say the least. we as a rule eat from scratch but have bought the snacks from time to time. never again.

i was so stunned when I read this comment

"Nestle owns Gerber Baby Food. Anyone remember what happened to the cows when we fed them other cows? We live in a corrupt and disgusting society."

i missed the sickening irony.. my husband did not.

thanks again.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on April 13, 2012:

Good for you Derrick, let others know.

Derrick from A Reach Of Hope. on April 13, 2012:

Thank you for this info. My 14 year old was telling me about this, and i brused it off. but said to myself that i woild look into it. she is very imformative. I try to save lives every day. i can't imaging using a lost life to improve my food tatse. these Companies will get no more support from me!

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on April 13, 2012:

The Bible describes what the world is coming to and it isn't pretty. Thanks for commenting Debbie P.

Debbie P on April 13, 2012:

What is this world coming too!!!! Is there no respect for human life ,stem cell use for flavorings, people shooting and killing each other more amd more. Stop it all we will be the demise of ourselves.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on April 02, 2012:

Wow, that's terrible, thanks for the info..where's a good hacker when you need one!

Dominique on April 02, 2012:

Here is a link to where you can actually buy aborted baby parts for use in research. Sick.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on April 01, 2012:

Great work Karen, I was familiar with their other companies but neglected to name them. I don't use any of their products anyway but thanks for listing them so that others will know.

Karen Gravelle on April 01, 2012:

I spent an entire day researching online. I read and printed the s SEC letters and all info regarding the use of aborted kidney cells for enhanced sweetener research. It is true. PepsiCo has a contract for the research. I have boycotted all PepsiCo products. It"s a big list, not just soda. It's also Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell, Quaker cereals, Rice A Roni, and more. I haven't heard about Kraft. I will research kkthem, also. Oh, to find the correct SEC letters, you must search letters that contain the word "kidney" when you check PepsiCo .

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on March 27, 2012:

You are a man or woman after my own heart MG, I couldn't agree more and you put it so eloquently!

MG on March 26, 2012:

I think this is evidence of a long history of the 'globalists' that run the world including huge shares in these various companies that are multi national corporations who have or have had family members involved in eugenics and the Darwinian attitude towards their fellow man. What we have is the Christian vs the secular viewpoint on man and his value as a creature - one says man is created in the image and likeness of God, thereby making man infinitely valuable as he has an immortal soul to lose or save, the other that man is merely a creature to be used or discarded like any other material item on this planet that will turn to dust eventually. There is your battle, folks, and there it will remain. I am grateful as a Christian to find out about this. Between the GMO foods making everyone allergic and coming down with various immune system responses like everyone developing cancer and arthritic conditions at younger and younger ages, and then this, it behooves everyone to make every effort they can to (a) make their food from SCRATCH no matter what effort - even if that means you have to give up on your sitcoms and your football and your Twilight movies! and (b) try to buy organic and locally whenever and wherever possible. These big corporations are destroying our country and the world; and the same people behind this sort of thing are the ones manipulating the global economic crash to bring us all to our knees to accept the world government. It's been in the works. This is just another part of the dehumanization of the masses.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on February 04, 2012:

I agree Autumn, we live in a terrible age.

Autumn on February 04, 2012:

This is so evil and sick it's hard for me to even take this all in. I wanna tell everyone that I know and I plan on writing letters. Smh, this is too much.

Abortion is bad enough.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on January 27, 2012:

What a great compliment, thank Sroberts9!

sroberts9 from Northern Virginia on January 27, 2012:

Hi, Brie - you write some heavy articles girl. I'm a fan and I'm not a fan to everyone who sits down to write on here and other forums. I am a information junkie but, I only like the "good stuff" :) Thanks for info on these companies... WOW, it reminds me that what the Bible says about Mothers will eat their babies, Fathers will eat their sons, etc... literally this is happening. I'm passing this on to some people who really need to know this. Thanks again. I look forward to reading more of your stuff.

homesteadpatch from Michigan on January 26, 2012:

To all the naysayers that think this isn't happening, as of January 26th, 2012, Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey has introduced legislation to prohibit the practice of using aborted human baby (fetus) cells in food. Unfortunately, Mr. Shortey is a state level politician, and this hasn't been introduced at the federal level (yet). Kudos to Mr. Shortey.

Gabe Worm on November 30, 2011:

Sorry folks, but to me it seems like you are missing the point. Titus 1:15 states: "Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled." /I wish I would be pure:)/ Not that this case wouldn't be sick enough, there are far sicker things which are hidden from our sights because of Gods glory. (Btw Imo the symbolic aspect of this case is far more sicker then the actual material aspect of it...) Ephesians 5:12 declares: "For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret." Please don't get me wronng Ms. Hoffman I do appreciate your work and I am quite convinced that your intentions are good.

The only reason that comes to my mind why anyone should consider not buying those products is the following: if one knows that these are some fruits of the workings of the evil, then one shouldn't deliberatly multiply the sins of those committing those horrid things. Please do not heap coals of fire on their heads. Please do love your enemies and pray for them, because even if this is not seen right now, believe me they are in constant terrible pain because they reject God. Please have sympathy for them because they are so drunk, that they do not even know what they are doing. They are so corrupted that they hardly resemble the glorious state they were once in. Or do we fight against men?

A practical advice that helps me getting through these times: Examine yourself! If any notion causes the fear to grow inside your heart, then you should reject it. Even if these claims are true, they make me more frightened, so it can't be good for me, because that I know for sure, God does not want me to be in the state of fear. But I also know some person who feeds on my fear and I do not want to resemble His image, that's for sure.

May God give peace to all the troubled creations being in the state of fear and pain!

Greetings from Hungary:Gabe

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on November 25, 2011:

I think it's more than strange and I intend to get to the bottom of the matter.

moonlake from America on November 25, 2011:

Your right no ads. Strange isn't it.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on November 19, 2011:

I wont let it deter me, thanks for commenting Blackreign2012.

blackreign2012 on November 19, 2011:

brie you are right on and this is not the first time I have heard this.. there is no difference between using the cells directly and using them to make things taste better.. How in the hell does using aborted fetus cells make things taste better? Are people listening to themselves? Wow its like the conditioning is so deep they could serve you poop and call it flavor enhancer and folks would put it to their lips... Keep at it Brie don't let the BAAH'ing of the sheeple deter you from warning folks..

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on November 18, 2011:

Yes, we live in wicked wicked be sure.

Salvezza from USA on November 18, 2011:

We need "someone" to go undercover and find out just really what is going on.. even if I pray over what I eat, I still don't want to ingest anything that has fetal cells in it, or any foods that were tested on from the use of fetal cells..

I think the Bible says what it means, "Woe to those who shed innocent blood, and for them to use fetal cells for anything is wicked and abhorring, and unthinkable. No wonder the day of God's wrath is quickly approaching and hell is enlarging itself everyday...

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on November 13, 2011:

OK, thanks for the tip SanXuary.

SanXuary on November 13, 2011:

Watch a Documentary called Forks Over Knives.

Barbara Badder from USA on November 13, 2011:

The comment about arsenic I agree with. They already know that if you consume to much, you'll later be diabetic. Who knows what all else?

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on November 13, 2011:

I agree, the FDA is a joke! The best thing to do is to grow as much food as you can and to eat food bought directly from small farms (if you can). And it goes without saying to absolutely stay away from packaged foods.

SanXuary on November 13, 2011:

This is how we go from testing on animals and now we get to test on humans? Eating real ordinary food keeps getting harder every day and the consequences are getting impossible to even figure out. I am unsure how much of this article is explained correctly but we are headed down a very bad path already in terms of health. Explaining the things I already know is only just now becoming known to many people. Genetically modified everything starting with food needs to be seriously addressed by a real FDA that is not owned by corporations.

liz on November 10, 2011:

why after some many years and now u have so much to say about this...what gives? ...have never heard this not even in the news...well I pray for everything I eat and that's what my heavenly father tell us all to do.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on November 10, 2011:

It's what Tiggers do best :) Personally, I don't like to write about things that everyone else knows about already.

Wesman Todd Shaw from Kaufman, Texas on November 10, 2011:

Brie, you're a master at providing some really unsettling info that nearly nobody knows about - but that everyone should.

Grand Slam!

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on November 10, 2011:

Personally, I use very little packaged/processed foods. I just don't trust these large corporations and I don't want to give them my money. Also, it's cheaper and better for you to make things from scratch.

Angel Ward from Galveston, TX on November 10, 2011:

yuck, what Paul said is still very creepy! Even if it isn't a fetus, right after abortion is legal, they are creating new cells from them, so if its on a massive scale, they are still originally from a fetus....GAG!!! Wouldn't it be ok to use products that quit using it? if so how long would it take effect to know its not on the shelf? The comment over Gerber though, I won't touch them, Juicy juice or motts with a ten foot pole because they knowingly have 3x's the arsenic in their juice and they give it to baby's and tot's and claim "we are doing nothing wrong because the FDA approves" that's why the Dr. OZ show exposed it, if the FDA won't do it, we consumers are asking them to do something about it! Autism, cancer etc can all be due to high arsenic levels children consume on a daily basis!

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on November 10, 2011:

You're welcome J D. It's very difficult to get any information about these matters and yet my gut tells me it's much worse than we know.

J D Murrah from Refugee from Shoreacres, Texas on November 10, 2011:


Thank you for addressing this matter. This is a hub with powerful, yet disturbing information that needs to be dispersed far and wide. I had been leery of some of the products before this and was not sure why.

Thank you again.

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on November 10, 2011:

I guess when they made lampshades out of Jews, that was better than frying them up and eating them for lunch? Same thing to me. Not only that but no one really knows what is going on and what is getting into these products. I've done enough research on the New World Order that it wouldn't surprise me one bit to find out that they are indeed in the products themselves.

James R on November 10, 2011:

I too was shocked by this information, however on closer inspection it seems a little misleading.


Aborted fetal cell lines are in food products.


They are not in the final product consumed by the public. Instead they are used in the research and development of the artificial flavor enhancers. These aborted fetal cells possess proteins that express taste receptors which produce a chemical signal that lets Senomyx researchers know they have achieved the exact flavor they are trying to develop.

So they aren't actually in our food, they are just used in the research of new flavours.

To me this doesn't seem too shocking to learn.

paul c on November 10, 2011:

Hi Brie,

I've conducted some research into this and have come up with the following summary.

This is actually nothing to do with stem cells.

The cells in question hek 293 appear to be used as a scientific utility cell by that I mean they are used in science due to there ease of use and wide applicability to scientific study.

Generally it appears they are used in the study of viruses and proteins. Therey where indeed originally derived from human embryonic kidney cells grown in tissue culture.

They where discovered back in the 1970s and have been widely-used in cell biology research for many years. HEK 293 cells are very easy to grow and transfect very readily.

This means two things the likely hood of the sources for hek 293 in the modern day is unlikely to be from embryonic kidney cells (these things will be grown on an industrial scale) and secondly there widespread use means that there is likely to be many products in our lives by which this cell has had a role to play ranging from food to medicine.

It would appear that Senomyx have used hek 293 in there research to reverse engineer human taste receptors in order to derive products such as that in question.

Susbtance 951 a chemical that is used to amplify the sweetness of sugar in foods thereby allowing the manufacture to reduce the amount of sugar used in that food.

Take what you will from the above, but unfortunately science and its discoveries can at times be rather grim certainly at its discover phases. heh 293 cells may indeed have controversial beginnings but Susbtance 951 is a completely different substance whose discovery was simply aided through the use of hek 293.

So in summary no Fetuses in your products, just less sugar.

starbucksman 420 on November 09, 2011:

it's a good thing I don't drink starbucks iced coffees, I don't have to change a thing since I only drink the warm drinks

Brie Hoffman (author) from Manhattan on November 09, 2011:

I guess Kraft, Pepsi, Starbuck et al doesn't care about bad publicity? I don't think that's why they stopped using the products.

joe joe on November 09, 2011:

they stopped they're relations with the company due to bad publicity and nothing more. whether they use cells or not. the smallest amount of bad publicity could potentially destroy a business and campbells been around long enough to realize a bad venture. Not saying they don't do it. but because they cut ties with the company is saying a lot. i mean.. if your best friend started smoking crack, would u cut ties or join in?

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