PETA Persuades Coca-Cola Corn Syrup Supplier to Ban Crude Animal Tests

Ingredion Incorporated—a multibillion-dollar global ingredients provider and “one of The Coca-Cola Company’s biggest suppliers of corn syrup”—has implemented a new policy banning all experiments on animals for basic research and to establish health or nutritional claims for marketing ingredients, none of which is required by law. Ingredion previously funded or donated to numerous disturbing animal tests, including one in which rats were injected with a chemical that induces colorectal cancer and another in which rats were starved before the veins in their tails were cut open and they were repeatedly bled. At the end of every test, all the animals were killed and dissected.

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