Coke or Pepsi? An Age-Old Question Takes a Serious Turn

by Nathan A. Cherry, 05/31/2011

Pepsi logoMartinsburg, WV – I don’t drink much soda-pop since I don’t drink caffeine. Though on occasion I will splurge and have something. I have my favorites, as I am sure you do as well. One of the age-old battles, much like Ford vs. Chevy and Apple vs. Microsoft is Coke vs. Pepsi. And, up to now it has simply been a matter of preference. But the question is more serious since it has been revealed that Pepsi is using aborted baby tissue in their flavor research! Nope, that’s not a typo, Pepsi has partnered with a company that uses tissue from aborted baby’s to research flavors.

Lifenews.com recently brought to light that “biotech company Senomyx was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from abortions.”

The company offers the following explanation of their research practices on their website:

“The company’s key flavor programs focus on the discovery and development of savory, sweet and salt flavor ingredients that are intended to allow for the reduction of MSG, sugar and salt in food and beverage products. Using isolated human taste receptors, we created proprietary taste receptor-based assay systems that provide a biochemical or electronic readout when a flavor ingredient interacts with the receptor.”

But Debi Vinnedge of the pro-life group Children of God for Life says there’s more to the story. Vinnedge told LifeNews.com that other options exist for research.

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.