A 36-year-old California man who boasts he’s an “organic” sperm donor and has fathered 14 children through his free donations, has never had sex, he has revealed. Silicon Valley computer security specialist Trent Arsenault tells Anderson Cooper today that he’s a “donorsexual” who has committed “100% of my sexual energy for producing sperm for childless couples to have babies. So I don’t have other activity outside of that.” An incredulous Cooper asks: “So you do not have sex?” Arsenault responds: “I will probably be the 40-year-old virgin—except I’ll have 15-plus kids.” Arsenault’s free sperm bank, operated out of his home, has been ordered to shut down by the US Food and Drug Administration for possible health violations. The FDA alleges that Arsenault hasn’t taken the legally required precautions to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, reports the Mercury News. Arsenault claims the FDA is opposed to his one-man shop because the sperm is “fresh” instead of frozen, and hasn’t been quarantined. “I’m helping people in need,” he told the Huffington Post. “I’m not running a business here.” To make everything a tad weirder, Arsenault touts the importance of “abstinence” during sperm production on his website. To top that, Gawker has dubbed Arsenault an “amateur porn star” for the explicit videos he has posted of him “donating sperm” (yep, into a cup) on the web. The program airs today.
The move came after Coca-Cola — which makes Simply Orange and Minute Maid — alerted officials it had detected traces of an illegal fungicide in some of its juice as well as that of its competitors. Coca-Cola isn’t saying which brands were affected.
The FDA says there’s no risk to consumers, as the amounts of fungicide that have been detected are miniscule. But the agency will test all orange juice imports and plans to destroy any juice that has the fungicide in it. The process could take days or even weeks.
Why go to the enormous expense and trouble to test every shipment if the drinks are safe?
The FDA felt that legally, once it heard Cocoa-Cola’s concerns, they had no choice but to start testing all of it — even though no health concerns are seen.
Consumer groups tell CBS News that while the FDA is probably right, the extent of any risk remains to be seen until all of the shipments are tested.
Once this testing phase is over, however, it’s unlikely they’re going to have the resources to do this testing on a permanent basis.
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