I wonder if it is not so much just general cheapness as something bad that is actually IN the food - so cutting it into a super premium wouldn't raise the quality of the cheaper food, it would taint the super premium . [/quote]
I thought that too. I think that a food that produces such BAD conditions wouldn't be worth keeping, even to stretch out more expensive food. I'd rather use cooked veggies, I think, to stretch the better food. JMO.
As for the lousy food, I hear that squirrels are suffering from a shortage of acorns this year. Maybe the food could be donated to squirrels.