PepsiCo announced they will no longer use HEK293

PepsiCo announced they will no longer use HEK293 (human embryonic kidney) cells to test human taste reactions to artificial flavor enhancers.

The company conducted internal discussions and recognized that the use of aborted babies was highly sensitive and controversial, and not in the best interests of PepsiCo. Here’s the policy posted on its website. Click here.  The policy precludes any research by PepsiCo—or third parties they fund—from using human tissue or cell lines derived from embryos or fetuses.

PepsiCo announced they will no longer use HEK293 (human embryonic kidney) cells to test human taste reactions to artificial flavor enhancers.

The company conducted internal discussions and recognized that the use of aborted babies was highly sensitive and controversial, and not in the best interests of PepsiCo. Here’s the policy posted on its website. Click here.  The policy precludes any research by PepsiCo—or third parties they fund—from using human tissue or cell lines derived from embryos or fetuses.

As a result, the boycott of Pepsi drink products has ended. This is a huge victory for those who believe in the sanctity of innocent human life. The boycott had been in place since May of 2011. Pro-lifers are now able to use Pepsi drink products with a clear conscience, knowing PepsiCo will no longer benefit from the human remains of aborted babies.

Please contact PepsiCo and thank them for doing the right thing.

Jamie Caulfield, Sr. VP
PepsiCo, Inc.
700 Anderson Hill Road Purchase, NY 10577
Phone: 914-253-2000
Email: Click Here