Some U.S. farmers now feeding their cattle gummy worms, marshmallows, and ice cream sprinkles

The cost of genetically-modified (GM) corn and soy feed for conventional cattle is surging so high, and availability plunging so low, as a result of persistent drought conditions and resultant crop failures that conventional feedlot farmers are having to seek out less expensive and more plentiful alternatives.

img_3405737_620 Some U.S. farmers now feeding their cattle gummy worms, marshmallows, and ice cream sprinkles

But such alternatives are not exactly the types of things you would typically expect a farmer to feed his animals: corn syrup-laden gummy worms, nutrient-devoid marshmallows, and chemical-laden ice cream sprinkles are among the many junk foods now being served to American cattle.

The Vancouver Sun reports via Reuters that a whole new ÔÇťalternative

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