Pepsi shareholders demand company stop using aborted fetal cell lines in flavor research

October 25, 2011 09:00 AM
 

The pro-life organization Children of God for Life [an American Life League Associate group] announced today the filing of a shareholder resolution with the Securities and Exchange Commission and PepsiCo, protesting the use of aborted a fetal cell line for the research and development of flavor enhancers for their beverages.  In August 2010, PepsiCo entered into a 4-year agreement with Senomyx for the development of artificial high-potency sweeteners for PepsiCo beverages.  Under the contract, PepsiCo is paying $30 million to Senomyx for the research and future royalties on PepsiCo products sold using Senomyx technology.

 

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