16 posts in this topic

Posted

OKLAHOMA CITY

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

*scratches head* seriously? :rofl:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Shortey said he discovered suggestions online that some companies use embryonic stem cells to develop artificial flavors, but added that he is unaware of any Oklahoma companies doing such research.

Everything you read online is true. Sounds like this guy has been hitting up Neowin's Area 51 subforum...

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

He is one disgusting senator.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Sounds like a perfect candidate for lobotomy research.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Hhmmm.... Baby food.. Someone pass the BBQ sauce!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Anyone opposing this Bill is a disgusting vile human being, and nobody wants to be that. Expect this bill to pass quicker then a **** after dinner at the curry house.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

but this would mean we would have to sue the race of robots we designed which feeds us the dead :o (matrix)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

how much you want to bet there is a rider on this bill for some pet project and he just researched any topic that would make a bill passable by default to pass that other rider bill?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Is this really a major issue?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I would imagine that there are quite possibly interpretations of other laws that could be made were a case such as this to ever arise. For example I assume cannibalism is already illegal in Oklahoma (and probably the US as a whole) and this legislation could be used to cover such a scenario.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I would imagine that there are quite possibly interpretations of other laws that could be made were a case such as this to ever arise. For example I assume cannibalism is already illegal in Oklahoma (and probably the US as a whole) and this legislation could be used to cover such a scenario.

Considering a lot of American states still find it hard to grasp the concept of an abortion for practical reasons I doubt there's any that wanna take the left overs and put it on toast any time soon. Even in the event of being a cannibal i don't think even they would do it, that would be a bridge too far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Wow...the AP, via FoxNews really stripped that of any real information.

Oklahoma lawmaker wants to stop Pepsi from using aborted fetus cells in soda flavoring research

NaturalNews) In order to simulate various flavors in processed foods, some food manufacturers are actually using aborted fetal cells to test and produce these artificial chemical enhancers that millions of Americans consume every single day. Concerned about the ethical and moral implications of such a process, Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey has introduced new legislation to prohibit this practice from occurring in his home state.

Senomyx, a California-based biotechnology company that specializes in developing food flavorings, is one such company that uses aborted embryonic cells to create "isolated human taste receptors," which are used in the production of food chemicals. And this company has partnered with several major food manufacturers, including Kraft, PepsiCo, and Nestle (http://www.naturalne...al_flavors.html).

"There is a potential that there are companies that are using aborted human babies in their research and development of basically enhancing flavor for artificial flavors," Sen. Shortey is quoted as saying by KRMG News Talk Radio. "What I am saying is that if it does happen then we are not going to allow it to manufacture here."

According to Children of God for Life (CGL), a pro-life watchdog group, Senomyx uses HEK 293 to produce its artificial flavor enhancing chemicals. HEK 293 is code for human embryonic kidney cells that are manipulated to produce taste receptors that express a specific protein known as the G protein. But CGL says the company could also use animal, insect, or other more acceptably-derived cells instead, and still procure the same results.

While aborted fetal cells are not necessarily in the final products made by PepsiCo, Kraft, or Nestle, such cells appear to needlessly play a part in the production of artificial flavor chemicals used by these companies. And since there are viable alternatives to this questionable practice, Sen. Shortey, CGL, and many others are calling for its end.

As we reported previously, the Campbell Soup company used to be a Senomyx partner until CGL contacted them about the fetal cell issue. Shortly thereafter, reports indicate that Campbell's officially cut ties with Senomyx, which in 2003 filed a patent for "recombinant (genetically modified) methods for expressing a functional sweet taste receptor."

NaturalNews

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

^ Thanks for the Update, John.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Is this really a major issue?

Of course not. Just like voter fraud - State legislatures are hell bent on disenfranchising voters in numbers never seen before to combat a problem that just doesn't exist.

I haven't looked yet but I'm betting this is a Republican state senator.

Edit: LOL YUP! http://www.ralphshortey.com/ A bonafide birther no less:

Sen. Ralph Shortey on Monday successfully amended a measure to require that presidential primary candidates provide proof of natural-born United States citizenship upon filing with the state election board.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Of course not. Just like voter fraud - State legislatures are hell bent on disenfranchising voters in numbers never seen before to combat a problem that just doesn't exist.

I haven't looked yet but I'm betting this is a Republican state senator.

Edit: LOL YUP! http://www.ralphshortey.com/ A bonafide birther no less:

Could've saved yourself a spasm there and just read the dang article in the OP :laugh:

OKLAHOMA CITY

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.