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‘Pepsi Next’ new product with the fetus taste

LARGO, FL, March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com)
The Pepsi Company, which is set to release the new product Pepsi Next in the coming weeks, is facing a more robust boycott as pro-life activists protest the company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research. But Pepsi has succeeded, with help from the Obama Administration, in keeping its controversial operations from consideration by its shareholders.

In a decision delivered Feb 28th, President Obama’s Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that PepsiCo’s use of cells derived from aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to produce flavor enhancers falls under “ordinary business operations.”

The letter signed by Attorney Brian Pitko of the SEC Office of Chief Counsel was sent in response to a 36-page document submitted by PepsiCo attorneys in January, 2012. In that filing, PepsiCo pleaded with the SEC to reject the Shareholder’s Resolution filed in October 2011 that the company “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.”

PepsiCo lead attorney George A. Schieren noted that the resolution should be excluded because it “deals with matters related to the company’s ordinary business operations” and that “certain tasks are so fundamental to run a company on a day-to-day basis that they could not be subject to stockholder oversight.”

Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life, the organization that exposed the PepsiCo-Senomyx collaboration last year was “appalled by the apathy and insensitivity” of both PepsiCo executives and the Obama administration.

“We’re not talking about what kind of pencils PepsiCo wants to use — we are talking about exploiting the remains of an aborted child for profit,” she said. “Using human embryonic kidney (HEK-293) to produce flavor enhancers for their beverages is a far cry from routine operations!”

PepsiCo also requested the resolution be excluded because it “probed too deeply into matters of a complex nature upon which shareholders cannot make an informed judgment.”

“In other words, PepsiCo thinks its stockholders are too stupid to understand what they are doing with the remains of aborted children,” Vinnedge stated. “Well they are about to find out just how smart the public really is when they turn up the heat on the world-wide boycott!”

Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey has proposed a bill SB1418 banning the sale of products that are developed with or contain aborted fetal remains. In the case of Pepsi products, the cells derived from the aborted fetus do not end up in the final product.

“We commend the Senator for his courageous move,” noted Vinnedge. “The public is already saying no thanks to all Pepsi beverages and Pepsi Next is just that — the “next” product to avoid!”

To date, the world-wide boycott has expanded to include Canada, Germany, Poland, UK, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand.

For more information visit Children of God for Life.

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9/11 Images on Diet Pepsi Cans in Afghanistan ?

Thanks again to barenakedislam.com

There are no coincidences in life. The graphic image on the side of Diet Pepsi cans being served to American troops in Afghanistan bears more than a passing resemblance to the 9/11 terror attacks on the Twin Towers, with smoke coming out the top of one of the towers and a plane flying above.
As much as I try to avoid using Geoge Soros-funded SNOPES for verification, I checked anyway, figuring for sure it would be listed as a hoax there. But it isn’t. Snopes gave it a ‘MIXED’ rating which means it could be true and definitely isn’t a hoax. Snopes confirms that the photograph is a genuine picture of a can of Diet Pepsi manufactured in Dubai by Pepsi Arabia (available, among other markets, to US troops serving in Afghanistan). Snopes sees a passing resemblance to the 9/11 attacks, and isn’t sure it represents some international disrespect on the part of Pepsi Arabia. Snopes chooses to see it as a generic representation of a big city with two tall towers and a plane that just happens to be flying near them.
You can decide for yourself. I see it as another Muslim triumphal symbol, shoved in the faces of Americans. Totally intentional.
What do you see?

The STORY: (H/T CO) So yesterday I was in the chow hall on my Forward Operating Base here in Afghanistan, and, as usual, I grabbed a diet cola to go with my meal. The Diet Pepsi served in our chow hall is not from the United States. It is manufactured in Dubai by Pepsi Arabia and says so right on the can.Yesterday, for some odd reason I looked–I mean I really LOOKED–at the subtle “clip art” on the background of the can.And I did a double take. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing… I examined the can for several minutes while my food grew cold, wondering if my eyes were deceiving me.

But there was no getting around it. To either side of the Pepsi logo, there was an image of a jet airliner over tall buildings. Looking at the image, I couldn’t help but think it alluded to 9/11.Three other soldiers were sitting with me at my table. One of the other soldiers asked what I was looking at so hard. Instead of answering, I handed him the can and said, “Look at the artwork on this can. Do you see what I see?”

He looked. His eyes grew wide. He turned the can from side to side. The other soldiers at the table looked, too. None of us said anything. The phrase “9/11″ never passed from our lips. We could LOOK at each other and understand we all saw the same thing, a “sneaky allusion to 9/11.”
~The other design Pepsi-Arabia has for the diet pepsi cans appears to be decorated with streams of tears dripping down the can along with what could be representative of Christian crosses surrounding the background. Some have claimed that the “Twin Towers” image is actually the Dubai skyline… however there is nothing on the label of the can that even REMOTELY looks like the Dubai skyline! Don’t they have that unusually shaped flagship resort luxury hotel as the focal point of their skyline?

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