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US firm uses aborted fetal cells to test artificial food flavors

March 29, 2011

A California company that uses tissues from aborted children to test its products is supply artificial flavors for major American food manufacturers, a Florida pro-life group has revealed.

Children of God for Life (CGL) found that Senomyx, a biotech firm, uses embryonic kidney cells from aborted children to taste-test its flavoring ingredients. The same function could have been fulfilled by cells taken from hamsters, monkeys, or insects—or by human cells obtained without involving abortion, CGL argues.

The Senomyx flavoring ingredients are used by such major US food companies as Pepsico, Campbell Soup, Nestle, and Kraft Foods.


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  • Posted by: voxfem - Mar. 29, 2011 11:10 PM ET USA

    Campbell soup has severed ties with Senomyx according to an update.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Mar. 29, 2011 10:45 PM ET USA

    Thanks, I have emailed offending companies and pat-on-back to Campbells.

  • Posted by: kmbold - Mar. 29, 2011 5:50 PM ET USA

    So we now eat our young?