Date: January 18, 2023 05:48AM
Soylent Bebe, Anyone?https://www.huffpost.com/entry/texas-republican-wants-food-made-of-aborted-fetuses-labeled_n_63c7232ae4b07c0c7df8904b
AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas Republican wants to make foods containing material from aborted human fetuses “clearly and conspicuously labeled” — even though such products do not exist.
The proposed law, authored by state Sen. Bob Hall, says food and medicine would have to be labeled if it contained or was manufactured with human fetal tissue or if it was the product of research that used such tissue. The bill defines human fetal tissue as “tissue, cells, or organs obtained from an aborted unborn child.”
“Unfortunately, many Texans are unknowingly consuming products that either contain human fetal parts or were developed using human fetal parts,” read a statement from Hall’s office. “While some may not be bothered by this, there are many Texans with religious or moral beliefs that would oppose consumption or use of these products.”https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-aborted-fetal-tissue-used-flavor-enhancer-1763180
The quality, sourcing and nutritional value of consumer foods is a long-standing concern of many Americans, with years of reporting and research showing the harms that lax regulation, dubious ingredients and careless cost-cutting can cause.
However, the notion that "fetal tissue" is being used as a flavor enhancer is absolutely unfounded, though it isn't new.
This claim goes back at least as far as 2011, tied to a dispute between Senomyx and pro-life group Children of God for Life, and has been the subject of multiple fact-checks since then.