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Thu Jun 30, 2022, 03:48 PM

6. HEK is also used by major food companies to test taste

Coca Cola
Surely Pepsi too
Coke and Pepsi own a lot of fast food chains too
Nestle
Kraft
Cadbury
Senomyx has used the HEK 293 cell line in its flavor research to function as the mouth’s taste receptor cells, allowing the company to test hundreds of substances. But these cells are not in any of the actual food products that consumers would find on the market. CBS News wrote about this in 2011:

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2019/oct/23/facebook-posts/no-food-companies-are-not-selling-products-contain/

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