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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angel115707 4 years ago from Galveston, TX

well at first I thought it would be due to a tainted water supply...which I can believe but this is so far fetched that You may want to provide some links to real proof, because anyone can mak this up, the internet is great for other media besides mainstream but it is also a venting ground for revenge, slander, and just conspiracy theories to no end...Im not big on those companies anyway, they are government cheese, subsidized product/crap with no health benfitis whatsoever $6, still I would like to see some references... it isn't even legal...???


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dinkan53 4 years ago from India

I read in an article the same. they are not actually putting aborted fetal cells into those products, they are using these cells in the laboratory to develop chemicals to make it taste better. Even though they can use cells derived from other forms of life, but they choose to use the fetal stem cells.


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from Maryland

No need to publish this comment but... gee, do you really think that one source of information (a patently biased group) is reliable for such an outrageous and inflammatory claim? Come one, Brie!


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

Dinkan53: Same difference!

Yes, I do "The Dirt Farmer" and the reason I do is that two of those companies when confronted with this removed their affiliation with Senomyx. Furthermore, if it were not so, the other companies would most definitely have sued The Children of God for Life.


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Brooke Lorren 4 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

I read about this earlier this year. Even though she used one source, I have seen a report of this in another, more mainstream location. I can't remember where, but I wrote an article about it and put the source there.

Good job getting the word out.


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from Maryland

I don't think the cause-effect you're purporting is that clear cut. I can think of many reasons the companies would act as they have done--and none of the reasons have anything to do with the veracity of the group's claim.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

Thanks Brooke.

Dirt Farmer, You don't think companies like Nestle and Kraft would sue a small organization for libel if this wasn't true? Come on, wake up!


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homesteadpatch 4 years ago from Michigan

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.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

Yes we do...just when you think things can't get any worse. I tell you...I don't trust ANY Corporation anymore. Thanks for commenting homesteadpatch, I think a lot of people who read this wont believe it or will ignore it because it's just too much.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA

This is so disgusting, that it makes me want to throw-up! I'm going to grow more of my own food!


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

I know Barbara...these companies are so evil. It's best to avoid them altogether..if only more people would do that.


Rudy Kaslofski 4 years ago

Why would they want to use stem cells to improve quality food? I've never heard of anything like this.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

Me either, it sounds very nefarious to me.


paul c 4 years ago

companies can do some pretty drastic things but i really doubt they'd go to the trouble of getting licenses to conduct stem cell research for flavouring, even if they tried i think they'd get refused on unethical grounds. its not like you can just pick up these materials without any bother or grounded reasons.


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North Wind 4 years ago from The World (for now)

This is new to me and very shocking if it is true yet not very shocking at the same time. These days I expect to hear anything.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

Paul these companies have been confronted with this and two of the companies quit using the "product", there is no doubt that they are using aborted fetuses.

Yes, it is very upsetting or should be North Wind.


paul c 4 years ago

Brie and on what grounds do you think this company got a license for embryonic stem cell research? I'm pretty sure that they would not have been allowed a license for product development or as you say the manufacture of a product that is then sold on. There simply is not enough supply of Stem cells for such uses anyway. Even in the case that they did use stem cells for research what's to say the company didn't source those stem cells from Bone marrow rather then from human embryos?

I fear the true facts have been misconstrued here and the truth is being bent to benefit and to further the agenda of others.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

Well Paul, if you feel so strongly maybe you should look into it further. It's enough for me that they were confronted with this, didn't deny it, didn't sue for libel and other companies backed off after being confronted.


Rudy Kaslofski 4 years ago

Okay so what foods should I sat away from?


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

I would avoid the companies mentioned in the article.


joe joe 4 years ago

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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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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.


starbucksman 420 4 years ago

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


paul c 4 years ago

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.


James R 4 years ago

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

Fiction:

Aborted fetal cell lines are in food products.

Fact:

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.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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.


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J D Murrah 4 years ago from Refugee from Shoreacres, Texas

Brie,

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.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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.


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angel115707 4 years ago from Galveston, TX

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!


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

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

Grand Slam!


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


liz 4 years ago

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.


SanXuary 4 years ago

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.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA

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?


SanXuary 4 years ago

Watch a Documentary called Forks Over Knives.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

OK, thanks for the tip SanXuary.


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Salvezza 4 years ago from USA

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...


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

Yes, we live in wicked wicked times..to be sure.


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blackreign2012 4 years ago

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..


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Your right no ads. Strange isn't it.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


Gabe Worm 4 years ago

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


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homesteadpatch 4 years ago from Michigan

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.


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sroberts9 4 years ago from Northern Virginia

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.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

What a great compliment, thank Sroberts9!


Autumn 4 years ago

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.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

I agree Autumn, we live in a terrible age.


MG 4 years ago

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.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


Karen Gravelle 4 years ago

I spent an entire day researching pepsico.com 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 .


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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.


Dominique 4 years ago

Here is a link to where you can actually buy aborted baby parts for use in research. Sick. http://www.genomics.agilent.com/CollectionSubpage....


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


Debbie P 4 years ago

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.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


Derrick from A Reach Of Hope. 4 years ago

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!


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

Good for you Derrick, let others know.


patlynn 4 years ago

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.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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.


Father of 3 4 years ago

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.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

Even so, we must fight on.


Marion 4 years ago

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?


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


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Amethystraven 4 years ago from California

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.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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.


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Amethystraven 4 years ago from California

You're welcome.


tessa cunningham 4 years ago

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


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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.


Sue 4 years ago

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!


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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.


Jenny 4 years ago

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


albert 4 years ago

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


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

Yes, we are, Albert, yes we are.


annajosephina 4 years ago

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?


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

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 ..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.


Matthew horton 3 years ago

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


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


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trusouldj 3 years ago from Indiana

This is absoulute craziness. Great job uncovering this madness.


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


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KatNance 3 years ago

this is crazy


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moronkee 3 years ago

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


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


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ytsenoh 3 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

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?


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

I write articles.


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Elizabeth Mara 3 years ago from New Hampshire

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.


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

The only reason that I can think of ..is 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.


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

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


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Sirius Centauri 3 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

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


person 3 years ago

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


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tomy101 3 years ago from Midland, Texas

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.


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


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ytsenoh 3 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

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?


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

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.


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ytsenoh 3 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

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.


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


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ytsenoh 3 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

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.


Brienna 3 years ago

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

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive...


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


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Misfit Chick 3 years ago from Seattle, WA - USA - The WORLD

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!


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DommaLeigh 3 years ago

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.


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

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.


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DommaLeigh 3 years ago

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.


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


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DommaLeigh 3 years ago

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?


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


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DommaLeigh 3 years ago

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.


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

It is true:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/pepsi.asp

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


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


Lee McAdams 3 years ago

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.


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

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


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York

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


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Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan Author

I agree "Verily", thanks for commenting.


anonamous 2 years ago

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


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Brie Hoffman 2 years ago from Manhattan Author

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

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