The Jolly Rancher Fix

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 31 2012 @ 4:45pm

Alyssa Figeroa explores several strange phenomena cropping up as a result of climate change. Perhaps the weirdest:

With corn nearly $9 a bushel due to the drought, Nick Smith, the co-owner of United Livestock Commodities in Kentucky, said his farm had to come up with a cheaper way to feed his cattle. The remedy? A concoction of candy rejected for human consumption, an ethanol byproduct and a mineral nutrient. Joseph Watson, also a co-owner of the farm, said, "Just to be able to survive, we have to look for other sources of nutrition." Watson claims the cows seem to be doing okay.