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?