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Ikea Plans 'Green' Meatballs to Help Tackle Climate Change
The Telegraph ^ | 4/17 | Emily Gosden

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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Weather; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; glowbullwarming; hoax; ikea; meatballs

1 posted on 04/18/2014 3:38:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Soylent Green Meatballs?


2 posted on 04/18/2014 3:39:36 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: nickcarraway

Uh... Yuck!


3 posted on 04/18/2014 3:40:48 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: nickcarraway

Their Swedish meatballs and the sauce are delicious.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 3:41:43 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: nickcarraway
There is no Greenhouse Effect occurring. Period!

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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.

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5 posted on 04/18/2014 3:49:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: ifinnegan

They probably won’t be any more.


6 posted on 04/18/2014 3:51:48 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The veggie ones, yes.

Are they doing away with the meat or just also offering the veggie balls as well?


7 posted on 04/18/2014 3:59:16 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: nickcarraway
If you leave the regular meatballs out long enough, they will turn green.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 4:33:33 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: ifinnegan

They’ll probably just put a carbon tax on the real meatballs (to fatten up the bank account of the real meatball, Al Gore).


9 posted on 04/18/2014 4:41:33 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: nickcarraway

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?


10 posted on 04/18/2014 4:44:53 PM PDT by rey
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To: nickcarraway

They can call them Oxymoron Balls.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 4:54:23 PM PDT by Argus
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To: nickcarraway

If they’re not meatballs, they shouldn’t be called meatballs.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 5:10:15 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: nickcarraway

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:

http://www.cooks.com/recipe/sv94f3px/swedish-sausage.html


13 posted on 04/18/2014 5:11:56 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: nickcarraway

Now all they need to do is to hunt down some male vegans and castrate them.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 5:36:52 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: rey

excellent points!


15 posted on 04/18/2014 5:52:42 PM PDT by twyn1
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To: nickcarraway

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?


16 posted on 04/18/2014 6:26:47 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


17 posted on 04/18/2014 6:35:35 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Boycott. Thanks nickcarraway.


18 posted on 04/18/2014 7:05:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nickcarraway
Just nuts, insane.
This is the stuff of a New Dark Age.
19 posted on 04/18/2014 7:42:06 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: EricT.

How in hell can anybody pay actual money for Ikea’s hideously ugly furniture? Are their customers frigging blind?


20 posted on 04/18/2014 7:52:58 PM PDT by Rockpile
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I hope the alternative "meatballs" don't have dwarf wheat in them.

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21 posted on 04/18/2014 8:04:39 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: EricT.

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.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 8:25:24 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Rockpile

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?


23 posted on 04/18/2014 8:41:07 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Excellent. I’m glad she made out financially.

But my opinion is important because as I tell people-———

I AM THE IN-CROWD. :)


24 posted on 04/18/2014 8:55:12 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: nickcarraway
Ikea Plans 'Green' Meatballs to Help Tackle Climate Change

Greaaaaaaat. Now I can get bad food while I shop for bad furniture. Not.

25 posted on 04/18/2014 9:10:09 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: nickcarraway
'Veg balls' to be launched as eco-friendly alternative to famous Swedish meatballs, which Ikea admits are damaging the planet

(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?

26 posted on 04/18/2014 9:11:56 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I’d rather eat Schweddy Balls.


27 posted on 04/18/2014 9:17:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway
Carbon Dioxide

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.

28 posted on 04/18/2014 9:49:53 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: nickcarraway
I'm going to start a company that sells Green Toilet paper, litteraly.
Maybe I'll call it Greenass toilet paper recycled from turtle crap.
29 posted on 04/18/2014 9:53:53 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
hunt down some male vegans and castrate them.

We do that every year in these parts. That little black dude is as vegan as they come.


30 posted on 04/19/2014 2:16:19 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: nickcarraway

They are off my list of stores.


31 posted on 04/19/2014 3:00:03 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I like Ikea. I have an Ikea kitchen and am currently redoing a bath with Ikea stuff. Inexpensive, stylish, and practically foolproof for the DIYer.
32 posted on 04/19/2014 4:55:43 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: AlexW

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.


33 posted on 04/19/2014 7:17:15 AM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: nickcarraway

34 posted on 04/19/2014 7:22:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

THAT is hilarious!


35 posted on 04/19/2014 10:36:09 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: nickcarraway

36 posted on 04/25/2014 11:13:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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