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Human Fetal Tissue – Are You Consuming It?

Can it possibly be true that human fetal tissue is now in some foods, personal care products and vaccines? Surely it would have to say so on any label or informed consent form, right?

Ah, no.

Amazingly, both the number and type of products are increasing which contain human fetal tissue or contain ingredients made from them. Naturally, most don’t include ‘human fetal tissue’ in their ingredient list, and you’d certainly not expect to find them in some of the places where they’re actually used.

For example, some processed food companies use flavor enhancers made from them; some vaccines, particularly those against viruses, are grown using fetal cell tissue; some medications and some personal care products are also involved.

To raise your awareness further, you can check some online resources, including,,, and Meanwhile, here is a description of the type of products that may contain it:

1. Some soft drinks, various bottled beverages including coffee, bottled water, flavored bottled water, some juices, bottled teas, energy beverages.

2. Coffee creamers, particular brands of instant soups, bouillon cubes, catsups, sauces, seasoning, instant noodles.

3. Ten different brands of chewing gum, bubble gum.

4. At least twelve brands of candies and cough drops.

5. Beauty products, especially anti-wrinkle creams, restorative creams.

6. Vaccines from at least four different companies; fetal cells are present in a measles/mumps/rubella; measles/mumps/rubella/chickenpox; chickenpox; polio; hepatitis-A; hepatitis A & B combination; shingles; rabies.

7. Medications, including those for cystic fibrosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

There are a number of concerns people hold about consuming fetal tissue. One is the possibility of setting up auto-immune responses. These are reactions in the vaccinated person’s own immune system when it gets confused in carrying out its job: to determine what is ‘me’ (my own tissue) and what is ‘not me’ and therefore should be attacked and eliminated.

Other objections to consuming human fetal tissue include moral and/or ethical grounds. Still others simply think it’s a bad idea.

If your response fits into any of those categories, your best bet is to follow up with your own research.

Last, if you don’t want to consume fetal tissue, don’t rely on this list only, as it is by no means complete. Also, manufacturers change ingredients frequently. If you want to avoid consuming human fetal tissue, your best bet is to research any product you purchase that you think might qualify for this list..


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