Aquafina is the "Official Water of Major League Baseball."
Aquafina is made by PepsiCo.
PepsiCo has a "Collaboration" with Senomyx to "Discover, Develop and Commercialize New Sweet Flavor Ingredients"
Senomyx uses HEK-293T and a HEK-293 derivative for Human receptors for sweet and umami taste.
HEK-293 cells are human embryonic kidney cells obtained from a healthy aborted fetus.
Who needs to use embryonic stem cell research to cure diseases when you can use it to make a fortune off of more stimulating food and drink tastes?
When asked, Pepsico wrote: “We hope you are reassured to learn that our collaboration with Senomyx is strictly limited to creating lower-calorie, great-tasting beverages for consumers. This will help us achieve our commitment to reduce added sugar per serving by 25% in key brands in key markets over the next decade and ultimately help people live healthier lives.”
So we can now lead healthier lives by reducing our sugar and replacing that with the remains of aborted babies?
March 18, 2012
Obama Administration: Use of Aborted Fetal Cells in Soft Drinks Constitutes 'Ordinary Business Operations'
May 8, 2012 Update
Pepsi Stops Using Aborted Fetal Cell Lines to Test Flavors