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The American Flavor Industry has a yearly revenue of $1.4 billion. They put additives in chips, cookies, ice cream, dips, sips, and soda-continually bring us “NEW” and improved flavors to try. They are a very busy industry that is constantly searching for better flavors to entice younger and younger consumers. 


However, the method of creating chemical additives is surrounded in mystery. The FDA does not require flavor companies to disclose ingredients as long as all the ingredients are considered safe. This policy allows flavor companies to protect their secret formulas. Scientists can create hundreds and hundreds of synthetic flavors for food manufacturers. The out-come of all of this science can be experienced by you when you eat cheese flavored potato chips, sour cream tortilla chips, artificial butter flavors, banana flavors etc. They are using the human sense of taste and smell to lure us into their web of experimentation. Our human rights have been violated. We deserve to know what is inside of everything we eat. We should care and make wise decisions in our eating and what we apply to our skin. Could you be consuming pork, yes you could? Could you be consuming humans, yes you could! 


The flavor company Senomyx (sin-they DO-mix), has been hired by the Pepsi company, to develop new tastes for their products. This company uses flavor enhancing chemicals using human embryonic kidney tissue. This is considered an ordinary business operation, in their book no worries should be given to this method. The remains of aborted children are being used for profit and many Americans are unaware of it. Using human embryonic kidney (HEK-293) to produce flavor enhancers is approved of by the FDA, and the Obama Administration. This food flavoring isn’t just in Pepsi it is also used in other foods this company sells. Here is a list of foods that the Pepsi company owns: 


Breakfast Bars:

  • Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
  • Quaker Chewy
  • Granola Cocoa Bars
  • Quaker Dipps Granola Bars
  • Quaker Fruit & Oatmeal Bars
  • Quaker Life Bar
  • Quaker Oatmeal to Go Bars


Coffee Drinks: 

  • Seattle’s Best Coffee
  • Starbucks DoubleShot
  • Starbucks Frappuccino
  • Starbucks Iced Coffee 


Dr. Pepper Snapple Group:

  • Dr. Pepper
  • 7Up
  • Squirt
  • A&W Root Beer
  • Canada Dry
  • Crush
  • Hawaiian Punch
  • Deja Blue
  • Diet Rite
  • Country Time (Under license from Kraft Foods)
  • Gini, 
  • Hires
  • IBC Root Beer
  • Orangina (Only owned by Pepsico everywhere else Suntory owns it)
  • Welch’s (Under license from Welch’s)
  • Mistic
  • Mr. & Ms. T
  • Mott’s
  • Nantucket Nectars
  • Nehi
  • RC Cola
  • ReaLemon
  • Rose’s Lime Juice
  • Schweppes
  • Snapple
  • Stewart’s Fountain Classics
  • Sun Drop
  • Tahitian Treat
  • Venom Energy Drink
  • Vernors and 
  • Yoo-hoo. 


What is the difference between artificial ingredients and natural ingredients, not much? We are usually fooled when we read natural ingredients. One of the ingredients that flavor companies call natural is Castoreum. This substance, considered a ‘natural flavoring,’ comes from a beaver’s rear end. It is an extract in their anal gland. It can be used in artificial raspberry flavors. This can be in teas, chewing gum, baked goods, soft candy, pudding, frozen dairy products, hard candy, yogurts, or fruit flavored drinks. When you see natural flavoring, you now have a better idea of what you are eating. 


Artificial flavorings are the same as natural flavorings. They are both created inside of a laboratory. Trained professionals or “Flavorists” blend chemicals together. The flavorist chooses to use natural substances (isolated from nature) or synthetic chemicals to make a flavor. These chemicals harm us. Long term use of any chemical causes toxic overload and grave illnesses. The side effects are endless. Unexplained pain, rashes, high blood pressure, heart disease, autism, autoimmune diseases, diabetics, and the list goes on. If you cannot read or pronounce the ingredients in your food why eat it? We must stop polluting our bodies. We were created to worship our Allah Almighty. We must maintain the best of health, and do no harm to ourselves. You have to read the labels on everything. Generation after generation have been polluted unknowingly. We have to stop killing ourselves with the poisons in the food we eat.

-The author, Hakima Raziyah A. Mumin, was taught Islamic medicine directly by El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani el Hashmi.