HEK 293 cells have been widely used in cell biology research for many years, because of their reliable growth and propensity for transfection. They are also used by the biotechnology industry to produce therapeutic proteins and viruses for gene therapy. HEK 293 cells - Wikipedia
Senomyx's products work by amplifying the intensity of flavors. Because very small amounts of the additive are used (reportedly less than one part per million) Senomyx's chemical compounds will not appear on labels, but will fall under the broad category of "artificial flavors." For the same reason, the company's chemicals have not undergone the FDA's usual safety approval process for food additives. Senomyx's MSG-enhancer gained the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status from the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association, an industry-funded organization, in less than 18 months, which included three months of tests on rats.
According to Senomyx's website, it "received a positive review by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives, which determined that there were no safety concerns with the use of the Company's savory flavor ingredients in foods. The positive assessment by JECFA is expected to expedite regulatory approvals in a number of countries, particularly those that do not have independent regulatory approval systems."
Two of Senomyx's newest innovations include a Cool Flavor Program that seeks to enhance cooling, menthol sensations, and a Bitter Blocker Program. According to Senomyx's website, the company is collaborating with Solae, the international soy ingredients supplier, "to develop new bitter blockers that better modulate and control bitterness in certain soy-based products." Senomyx has identified the receptors in the mouth responsible for sensing bitter taste and developed a chemical additive to knock out these receptors when eaten with hydrolyzed soy protein and other soy derivatives.
HEK 293 cells have been widely used in cell biology research for many years, because of their reliable growth and propensity for transfection. They are also used by the biotechnology industry to produce therapeutic proteins and viruses for gene therapy. HEK 293 cells - Wikipedia HEK 293 cells - Wikipedia
It is essentially impossible to pin down DED to what he posted as he will respond with a irrelevant and tangential comment as though that addresses the issue. There is a similarity to the response styles by DED, Sabcat, and ClickerII. They enjoy the controversial comment, rarely provide documentation, and love to respond with a derogatory or condescending irrelevancy. Good luck...it seems to be part of the conservative syndrome of anti-intellectualism.
You all are free to change the subject all you want but facts are facts and you do not want to learn. I suggest you two share notes on the subject at hand rather than talk smack about people.
Pepsi used the cell cultures to create their flavorings. FACT
The wiki is actually giving you the process methods and such and is backed up by other sources that are listed.
The big picture you are missing in the wiki is that they say the company actually does put the cell culture in their drinks today and that people drink and eat foods that have flavorings that is derived from a 70's cell culture that is still grown in their labs and is currently found in products but in such a minimal amount that the fda does not require them to list the culture as an ingredient as it is in ppm.
This is what i remember from my previous research that the culture is being consumed currently. It causes flavors to be stronger.