Come for the cheap furniture, stay for the... veggie balls?
Swedish furniture giant and meatball haven IKEA announced at a sustainability conference recently that a vegetarian version of their quintessential meatball is currently in the works.
"We are aware of the meat issue with greenhouse gases," Joanna Yarrow, head of sustainability for IKEA in the UK, announced at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in London. "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."
Fear not, though, carnivores -- the carbon-heavy pork and beef meatballs aren't going anywhere, a representative from IKEA Canada tells Yahoo Canada Shine.
"We will continue to sell the regular meatballs that our customers enjoy every day at IKEA," says corporate communications manager Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick.
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