Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pepsi = Gross

Pepsico is using a new technology to make their junk food taste better. Sounds exciting right? Actually it's disturbing: the technology involves harvesting stem cells from aborted baby livers to develop a “proprietary taste receptor-based assay systems that provide a biochemical or electronic readout when a flavor ingredient interacts with the receptor.” More on the story here.

Naturally prolife groups are calling for people to boycott Pepsico. That was fine by me as I've always been more of a Coke guy myself. Unfortunately, Pepsi also makes Lays and Ruffles potato chips as well as Tostitos - as a junk food junkie, those are major staples of my diet.

It's been a week since I first found out about this travesty, and I'm happy to report there are other types of chips that taste just as good. Actually Truly brand from Zellers is comparable to Lays and much cheaper. You can join the boycott and save money!

One last random thought. Where are all the folks who protested against animal testing? Surely this is a far greater travesty than that.


Anonymous said...

Please tell me you're not so gullible that you'd actually believe nonsense like this; I thought Conservatives were supposed to be more intelligent than that, but when I look at the theocrats running amok in the US, I'm not so sure sometimes.

Mark McKerlie said...

I boycotted Pepsico and (by extension) Lays when I learned that they sponsored gay-pride parades. After sufficient pressure, they stopped, right before Lent (when I give up after dinner snacking!) Thanks for posting this, though. I guess it's back to the old boycott drawing board for me.

Poppa John said...

Whether it's true or not, if you're going to boycott a huge global corporation, you not only need to learn what companies they own and therefore what products they produce, you also need to learn what private brand labels they make. eg. Lays just might happen to make Truly chips.

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