Originally Posted by SDW2001
It's much more prevalent than that. Many schools (not just poor schools) use it. It's estimated to be in 70% of ground beef in supermarkets.
What? No they're not.
Right, the Republicans must be behind it. Jesus.
Maybe it's different in the US, but in the UK fast food companies pay schools a lot of money to have their vending machines inside schools. The schools rely on the substantial money they get for doing so. It's certainly typical of the right to see this as good.
However, here's a pretty remarkable story-
"The Obama Administration has given its blessing to PepsiCo to continue utilizing the services of a company that produces flavor chemicals for the beverage giant using aborted human fetal tissue. LifeSiteNews.com reports that the Obama Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided that PepsiCos arrangement with San Diego, Cal.-based Senomyx, which produces flavor enhancing chemicals for Pepsi using human embryonic kidney tissue, simply constitutes ordinary business operations.
The issue began in 2011 when the non-profit group Children of God for Life (CGL) first broke the news about Pepsis alliance with Senomyx, which led to massive outcry and a worldwide boycott of Pepsi products. At that time, it was revealed that Pepsi had many other options at its disposal to produce flavor chemicals, which is what its competitors do, but had instead chosen to continue using aborted fetal cells or as Senomyx deceptively puts it, isolated human taste receptors (http://www.naturalnews.com
A few months later, Pepsi shareholders filed a resolution petitioning the company to adopt a corporate policy that recognizes human rights and employs ethical standards which do not involve using the remains of aborted human beings in both private and collaborative research and development agreements. But the Obama Administration shut down this 36-page proposal, deciding instead that Pepsis used of aborted babies to flavor its beverage products is just business as usual, and not a significant concern.
Were not talking about what kind of pencils PepsiCo wants to use we are talking about exploiting the remains of an aborted child for profit, said Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of CGL, concerning the SEC decision. Using human embryonic kidney (HEK-293) to produce flavor enhancers for their beverages is a far cry from routine operations!