Skip to comments.Ikea Plans 'Green' Meatballs to Help Tackle Climate Change
Posted on 04/18/2014 3:38:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
'Veg balls' to be launched as eco-friendly alternative to famous Swedish meatballs, which Ikea admits are damaging the planet
Ikea is developing a new 'green' version of its famous Swedish meatballs in order to cut carbon emissions and help tackle climate change, the retailer has revealed.
The flat-pack furniture giant sells an estimated 150 million meatballs, made from beef and pork, in its cafes each year.
But the popular snack is also the least environmentally-friendly item on the Ikea menu, because of high carbon dioxide emissions involved in the farming process and high methane gas emissions from cattle.
Ikea is so concerned about the contribution to global warming from the meatballs that it is now developing vegetarian meatballs as an eco-friendly alternative.
"We are aware of the meat issue with greenhouse gases, Joanna Yarrow, head of sustainability for Ikea in the UK, said. We are looking at all our food products from a sustainability perspective but specifically meatballs. They are very popular and they are also our most carbon-intensive food item on our menu.
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Soylent Green Meatballs?
Their Swedish meatballs and the sauce are delicious.
Those two articles take Greenhouse Theory at face value and by the criterion set up in the theory itself finds no evidence of warming on the basis of greenhouse effect.
"Forbes reports on a peer-reviewed study that uses NASA data to show that the effects of carbon-based warming have been significantly exaggerated. In fact, much of the heat goes out into space rather than stay trapped in the atmosphere, an outcome that started long before AGW alarmists predicted:"
That article explains why no Hot Spot has been found.
Those five articles each show that Greenhouse Theory has no basis in reality due to a direct conflict with the known laws of physics. No wonder the smoking gun "hotspot" can't be found.
That article kills any thought of planetary warming from any cause. Think about it. If there is absolutely no sign of rising sea levels how could the planet be warming? The rise in sea level in the last 100 years is far less than the average over the last 40,000 years caused by the inter-glacial period we are in.
They probably won’t be any more.
The veggie ones, yes.
Are they doing away with the meat or just also offering the veggie balls as well?
They’ll probably just put a carbon tax on the real meatballs (to fatten up the bank account of the real meatball, Al Gore).
Idiots. All flesh is grass. Ruminants can digest fiberous material others can’t converting it into protein we can digest. They are the ultimate solar conversion machines.
How does clearing a field, planting a crop, harvesting a crop, processing a crop (almost certainly all done mechanically), create less pollution than a steer eating grass and us eating him?
They can call them Oxymoron Balls.
If they’re not meatballs, they shouldn’t be called meatballs.
Their meatballs are dog food.
Make your own sausage and find out what offal you are being fed.
Switching to vegetable matter is easy, cheap and stupid.
Go eat dandelion greens instead . . .
. . . or real meat:
Now all they need to do is to hunt down some male vegans and castrate them.
But the popular snack is also the least environmentally-friendly item on the Ikea menu, because of high carbon dioxide emissions involved in the farming process and high methane gas emissions from cattle
Are they being silly?
I get a big kick out of going to IKEA and watching all the big, fat Americans checking out the tiny Euro apartment mock-ups.
So many of us lack self-awareness.
Boycott. Thanks nickcarraway.
How in hell can anybody pay actual money for Ikea’s hideously ugly furniture? Are their customers frigging blind?
When living in Slovakia, I discovered IKEA and found it a great place to shop for low cost furniture and household goods.
One big advantage is how the furniture is broken down into easy to carry, or ship, flat boxes.
My computer desk, which includes shelves, compartments, and keyboard tray, stands almost five feet tall and two feet deep, not including the slide-out keyboard tray, was packed in one flat box, no more then five feet x two feet.
Most of my dishes and cookware are from the same store.
I later shipped all of my IKEA goods to the Philippines, where it is all in use, including my computer desk.
IKEA is certainly a great deal for students, young start-ups, and people on the move.
My daughter had a very small room in a house with her girlfriends at college. We furnished it with Ikea furniture and it was very nice. She bought more Ikea furniture when she moved to Canada and sold it all five years later when she moved back to the states — at a small profit! Where else can you get furniture, use it for five years, and get back all your money?
Excellent. I’m glad she made out financially.
But my opinion is important because as I tell people-———
I AM THE IN-CROWD. :)
Greaaaaaaat. Now I can get bad food while I shop for bad furniture. Not.
(1) Apparently Swedes have no balls. At least no good ones.
(2) How can you "admit" something when you have not the slightest idea whether it's true? How do I know they have no idea? Because they're stupid enough to believe the PC conventional wisdom. How knowledgeable could they possibly be?
I’d rather eat Schweddy Balls.
So, we need to lower the Emissions that Plants breathe, and their exhale is what we breathe.
So lets choke the plants and ourselves to death, then nobody will ever need food again.
How perfectly healthy of you Greenholes.
This is the pure STUPIDITY and insanity of self righteous egotistical idiots.
And those who profit from the idiocy like Universities.
We do that every year in these parts. That little black dude is as vegan as they come.
They are off my list of stores.
I completely agree.
IKEA’s products are of much better quality than anything you’ll get at Walmart.
We have two sets of their pans because they are good quality and only 20 bucks.
THAT is hilarious!
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