By Brianne Hogan / Source: Ecorazzi

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IKEA’s meatballs just got a whole lot greener. The Swedish furniture store announced this week that it will soon offer vegan “meatballs” on its menu.

IKEA first announced plans to serve vegetarian Swedish meatballs last year. At the time, Joanna Yarrow, head of sustainability for Ikea in the UK, said: “We are aware of the meat issue with greenhouse gases. 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.”

Just how popular? Ikea sells 150 million meatballs, made from beef and pork, in its cafes each year, which isn’t that great for the environment. In fact, they’re least eco-friendly item on the their menu, due to high carbon dioxide emissions during the farming process and high methane gas emissions from cattle.

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