Voici quelques sources pour ceux qui aimeraient aller plus loin.
-Le site Lifesitenews du 5 mars 2012 est un excellent résumé
-Le site Children of God for Life dont nous tirons les informations suivantes est le plus complet (malheureusement seulement en anglais):
For the past several months, PepsiCo has been issuing the following letter in response to customer complaints. Don't be fooled - they are NOT being honest - and we have all the proof you need!Here is PepsiCo's form letter:Dear XXXXX,Thank you for contacting us at PepsiCo to share your thoughtful comments. We value your feedback and appreciate your interest in our products. For competitive reasons, it has been our standard practice not to comment on specific research processes; however, we do understand and are sensitive to your question. Please know that PepsiCo does not conduct or fund research that utilizes any human tissue or cell lines derived from embryos. Thank you again for taking the time to contact us.Pepsi Consumer Relations012935776AOur ResponseThis is an automated and very deceitful response because the cell line being used is called "human embryonic kidney" though it was actually from an abortion in the fetal stage (post 8 weeks) which means they are doing aborted fetal cell line research, not cells from embryos. Now the aborted fetal cells are also reproduced and frozen, reproduced and frozen and so maybe they are trying to be clever saying the cells did not come from an embryo - because they came from the lab. But of course its all semantics and of course, they are patently lying. Even PepsiCo lawyers did not deny they were funding the research in response to the shareholder who filed a resolution with the SEC in November against PepsiCo.They are certainly funding research for Senomyx and we have it on their own letterhead admitting it. That letter can be found at: http://cogforlife.org/pepsiresponse.pdf They paid $30 million up front for the research and development which the local media reported on in the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704554104575435312538637530.html and the stock market - http://www.dailymarkets.com/stock/2010/08/19/pepsico-senomyx-in-sweetener-deal/As to Senomyx using aborted fetal cell line, HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney) that information is readily available in their own patents and we have included that information below.If you get such a response, we would recommend you send them the above information in your own "form letter" in response and tell them that they must be "mistaken" (a nice way of saying they are lying) and should take this up with their management since the facts are clear.Senomyx and Partners – All the Proof You NeedSince issuing our first press release on March 29, 2011 regarding the work of Senomyx using aborted fetal cell lines to produce artificial flavor enhancers for several major food giants, the public has responded to these companies with letters and phone calls expressing their concern, shock and utter disgust. Unfortunately, both Senomyx and their partners have been less than honest in their responses to the public, causing even further confusion to the public, even to the point of convincing some that its simply not true. We have compiled the following information to help you in your boycott and letter writing efforts in order to ensure this undeniable truth is no longer kept hidden from the public.So let's start right out with the undisputable fact that aborted fetal cell lines are indeed being used by Senomyx in the research and development of artificial flavor enhancers.I. List of their patentsSenomyx has 77 patents on file with the US Patent office, 70 of which cite their use of HEK (human embryonic kidney) cells. See:http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=0&p=1&f=S&l=50&Query=Senomyx&d=PTXTBecause this is often too technical to sort through or understand by anyone who is not a biochemist, following is a citation from one of their “umani” or savory taste receptors:Patent: 7,906,328, March 15, 2011 "Cell lines that express hetero oligomeric taste receptors."http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=10&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PTXT&S1=Senomyx&OS=Senomyx&RS=Senomyx".....Generation of Cell Lines that Inducibly Co-Express T1R1/T1R3 which Selectively Respond to Umami Taste StimuliT1R1/T1R3 HEK 293 cell lines that stably expressed the umami taste receptor display robust improved activity relative to transiently transfected cites. However, a disadvantage is that they can rapidly lose activity during cell propagation. …To overcome the instability of the T1R1/T1R3 stable cell lines, the HEK-G.sub..alpha.15 cells have been engineered to inducibly express T1R1/T1R3 using the GeneSwitch system (Invitrogen). pGene-derived zeocin-resistant expression vectors for human T1R1 and T1R3 (plasmid SXV603 for T1R1 and SXV611 for T1R3) and a puromycin-resistant pSwitch-derived vector that carries the GeneSwitch protein (plasmid SXV628) were linearized and cotransfected into the HEK-G.sub..alpha.15 cell line. Zeocin-resistant and puromycin-resistant colonies were selected expanded induced with variable amounts of mifepristone, and tested by calcium imaging for responses to umami taste stimuli. .."Note the use of mifepristone, better known as RU-486 to help stabilize the cells. If the HEK was an actual product ingredient not only would it be literal cannibalism, the human ingestion of aborted fetal cell lines modified by the abortifacient RU-486 would present huge safety concerns as well. Click herefor further information on the aborted fetal cell line HEK-293II. Fact vs FictionThere have been numerous misconceptions on the aborted fetal cell lines, their source and exactly how Senomyx is using them. Here are just that both consumers and we have been hearing: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.Fiction:These human fetal cells are the only ones that could be used to discover better tasting foods.Fact:There are numerous types of morally acceptable cells that could be used, including Chinese Hamster ovary, morally obtained human cells and – as Senomyx notes in many of their patents – even insect cells work just fine.Fiction:These embryonic stem cell lines are not related to abortion in any way since they are really only descendent cells of those from the original aborted baby’s kidney 30 years ago.Fact:Whether a cell line is taken from an abortion done today, yesterday, a year ago or 30 years ago makes no difference. It is still a human cell line, fetal in character with complete DNA intact from the original aborted child. Anything less would render it useless for human applications. It is also not an embryonic stem cell. It is fetal age kidney cells, that is, it was derived from an aborted baby beyond 8 weeks gestation. Morally, it makes no difference whether or not an abortion was done 30 years ago or today either. Time does not diminish the original act of evil, nor does it lessen the culpability those who knowingly and willingly utilize the remains of aborted children for profit.
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