by John Greene
updated April 29, 2014
Some corporations in the food industry appear to be beside themselves with glee with a novel new twist for sweetening your food and drink. However, like many things that man creates on this earth, it is a counterfeit that isn’t what it seems to be. Semonyx is the pioneering propaganda force behind ‘novel flavor ingredients for the food, beverage and flavor industries’. They’ve been pushing for widespread use in food of all kinds. They have claimed that their ‘novel product’ (S617) has just been approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration. This approval is known as GRAS (#) or Generally Recognized As Safe. (#). The reality is that the US Food and Drug Administration is not involved in this process at all. In reality, this process is directed by businesses that look after their own interests above all else.
In 2012, Paul Boykas, PepsiCo’s VP of Global Public Policy, indicated that “Senomyx will not use HEK cells or any other tissues or cell lines derived from human embryos or fetuses for research performed on behalf of PepsiCo.” Yet that is exactly what the S617 product line is derived from. S617 has been issued as a sweet flavor enhancer rather than as a sweetener (think Monosodium Glutamate). This means that S617 (Sweetmyx) could end up in your sweetener of choice as a cost effective enhancer of choice, even without being listed on the label! They now seem to be fooling previously alert Christians that took exception to the immoral and unhealthy decision to use fetal cell lines in foodstuffs everywhere. Now Christians are beginning to decide that the use of fetal cells in food is not a ‘moral decision’, but a health problem. While health should be an important deciding factor in your daily life, you cannot rule out the indecency of using abortion and its’ by-products to justify biotech products. While it’s pretty quiet out there on the faith front regarding this crisis of conscience, you shouldn’t allow yourself to be deceived or to unknowingly partake of this abomination. (“Freaky Food, Science & Rebellion“)
S617 by Semonyx is advertised as “a new sweet taste modifier intended to be applicable for the reduction of both high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sucrose in foods and beverages. (#)” Likely, their S617 food additive will be rebranded with a sexy new name (such as Sweetmyx?) if the industry decides that this flavor enhancer is a game changer that will be openly received by the public. If not, forces behind the scenes will quietly hide this S617 substance and commercialize the use of it in the best ways that they can. Government policy in the United States makes it easy for commercial interests to hide ingredients in your food and drink. They are facilitating this abomination. (“Corporations Compromising Your Food“)
PepsiCo (#), which increasingly is advertising itself as a nutrition company, hopes to use S617 to sweeten most of its products. Based on what they have revealed in the past, PepsiCo is likely to introduce this product and others like it with their other brands: Aquafina, Cheetos, Doritos, Gatorade, Lay’s, Lipton, Mountain Dew, Quaker Oats, Starbucks, Tostitos, Tropicana and Walkers. Other companies have been interested in using these new enhancers, but haven’t been bold enough or desperate enough to use a ‘natural product’ abomination based on fetal cell tissue like S617.
“PepsiCo has exclusive rights to use the new flavor worldwide in all non-alcoholic beverages under a collaborative agreement established with Senomyx in August 2010. Firmenich has lifetime rights to commercialize this Sweetmyx flavor for food product categories and alcoholic beverages, with exclusive rights until March 2018.”
Semonyx cultures their products using an adenovirus and human cell tissues. It becomes an everlasting process of continuing the resulting cell line as a base for whatever needs to be created in the future. Lately, this has been denied, even by Christian groups that have opposed the use of fetal tissue in the past. It is being alleged by PepsiCo that Senomyx has reformulated S617 without fetal cells at the request of PepsiCo management. I can safely say that there is no credible evidence for a customization or change in the formulation of S617. I know from my own experience as a reformed and fully repentant corporatist, that where earnings and the bottom line are concerned, you cannot trust corporate interests to make moral decisions, even on the basis of the morality and ethics of the world. What other agenda that may be operating here, you are welcome to speculate with as well. (“Fetal Cell Lines & Clever Marketing“)
Christians that personally care about such things have a battle on their hands. How many will simply through up their hands and partake of the poison that Satan and his agents intend to release on the world of mankind? Likely, scripture can be perverted to approve of such business practices and the facilitation of eating the produce of human flesh. Will you be one of them? (Acts 10:11-14; Romans 14:2,3, 14; Genesis 7:2; “Abomination: Corporations, Sweeteners and Twisted Science“)
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*Archived from Semonyx – Cannibalism to the Masses
(#) Links to original website documents. All others archived.