Yes indeed. Scientists have created a new strain of E-Coli (as if there weren’t enough of the old one to go round). But here’s where it gets weird. The new strain is permanently ADDICTED TO CAFFEINE!
I have to wonder whether much research these days is carried out BEFORE a benefit is known, and when the research creates something unusual, they begin thinking up a possible use. It goes without saying that if they can’t explain why they spent so much on a study, they will drop down the funding list, so it behooves them to make something up.
The report on the study tells us that there are serious pollution problems from caffeine in the form of coffee grounds. Looking at Starbucks at 8;30 am with people lining up for their shot of Joe, I never contemplated the sheer volume of waste coffee grounds.
So the scientists have bred these nasty little critters up. E-Coli ARE nasty, make no mistake. But these custom made E-Coli are ..er, good E-Coli because we may be able to set ‘em loose on coffee grounds strewn around the environment. So coming to a store near you, “E-Cafi” your handy Tetrapack of caffeine addicted E-Coli. Just open the pack and set ‘em loose on that lump of coffee grounds you found on your lawn this morning. Plastic gloves included with every pack. be sure to wash hands after use.
Getting a little mores serious, caffeine is a paid up member of the Methylxanthine group – molecular compounds that act simultaneously as cardiac stimulants, diuretics, and smooth muscle relaxants. While the most commonly known form is caffeine, certain of these compounds are used as bronchodilators to stimulate the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They are able to provide short-term relief from the effects of COPD, and can be administered immediately in the event of a respiratory episode.
More and more information is arising showing an increasing volume of all forms of medications in our water supply. Rest assured an AlkaWay water filter system will reduce or remove most if not all of these rather Frankensteinian contaminants.