The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall…
Jenny D.: Maybe this is why I hate Pepsi.
Rayn: Ha! EPIC MUSICAL RANT! Skillz!
When I first read your post through my phone, Jenny (which says, “shared a link on your timeline,” followed by your comment), I thought you were going to cite this as the reason you hate PepsiCo:
Pepsi’s Bizarro World: Boycotted Over Embryonic Cells Linked to Lo-Cal Soda:
Of course, even if it is true that aborted HEK 293 (human embryonic kidney) cells were used in the research and development of the patented sugar enhancing ingredient that will soon be inside of Pepsi’s latest “diet soda” (due to hit the shelves this year), the original human cells used in the Senomyx company’s “technology” are subsequently cloned, then cultivated on a larger scale. This means that, either way, there are no actual aborted cells in their final product. Therefore, Pepsi drinkers can rest safe knowing that they will never actually be drinking aborted human fetal cells if they do decide to try the company’s new brand of soda. On the other hand, those that are politically (or even just personally) anti-abortion might want to start boycotting Pepsi right away, due to their collaboration with Senomyx – a company that has created multiple products derived from aborted fetal cells!
Jenny D.: No actual aborted fetus in the final product. Another reason not to drink Pepsi.
Rayn: “What the f*ck were they thinking!?” 🙂
Jenny D.: Drink Coke! It’s the real thing…
Rayn: Ha! Maybe in Mexico, it is! In the American-manufactured version of their product, however, Coke uses the cheap, sugar-replacement I like to call “high f*cktose corn-syrup” (unless it’s the yellow-capped Kosher version that is sold during Passover – in select neighborhoods, of course)! 🙂