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Fri May 3, 2019, 03:33 PM

Ikea is working on a new meatless meatball

Source: CNN Business

Ikea is working on a new meatless meatball

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business
Updated 2041 GMT (0441 HKT) May 2, 2019

New York (CNN Business) ó Ikea is jumping on the plant-based protein trend.

The furniture retailer known for its Swedish meatballs is working on a new version of the food that "looks and tastes like meat but is made from plant based alternative proteins," it said Thursday. Ultimately, Ikea wants to sell the plant-based meatball at all of its restaurants worldwide.

Demand for plant-based protein alternatives is heating up as consumers seek out healthier diets and more ways to reduce their environmental footprints.

This week has shown just how popular the trend has become, among both consumers and investors.

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/02/business/ikea-meatless-meatball/index.html

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2019, 03:39 PM

1. As a vegetarian, I am repulsed by the taste of meat, but I hope it converts a few carnivores.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2019, 03:40 PM

2. I kinda like the ones they have now.

I don't have to have a closer taste or texture of meat to be happy, I don't know why we are so desparate to find a fake meat that is like the real.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2019, 10:04 AM

16. Because the more real it is

the easier it becomes to convince meat eaters to reduce their consumption of animals.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2019, 03:44 PM

3. That sounds like antimatter

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #3)

Tue May 7, 2019, 11:55 AM

8. Not to those of us who are trying to reduce animal suffering, save the environment,

and improve our own health.

You're in the Vegetarian, Vegan, and Animal Rights group.

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Response to athena (Reply #8)

Tue May 7, 2019, 02:57 PM

10. I'm vegan as well.

Itís still absurd.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #10)

Tue May 7, 2019, 03:01 PM

11. You're vegan and you don't eat meatless meatballs?

You don't know what you're missing! Gardein's meatless meatballs are excellent. I say this as someone who can't stand the smell of meat.

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Response to athena (Reply #11)

Tue May 7, 2019, 03:21 PM

12. I make my own

Your assumptions are funny.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #12)

Tue May 7, 2019, 03:39 PM

13. If you have read this forum enough, you know that it attracts anti-vegans

and draws in omnivores who don't realize that this is a vegan forum. If you mock vegan products, don't be surprised when people assume you're not vegan. I was trying to be polite and friendly, but now that you've responded by laughing at me, I will be frank and say that it is at best thoughtless for a vegan to mock vegan products on a forum that is frequented almost completely by people who are actively supporting the factory-farm industry three times a day. Every time you post something disparaging about a new vegan product, that post is read by non-vegans who use it to justify their own actions, and animals end up getting hurt as a result.

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Response to athena (Reply #13)

Tue May 7, 2019, 04:02 PM

14. C'mon... meatless meatball is humorous

Clearly you don't see it that way. Sorry.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2019, 04:47 PM

4. Isn't IKEA a furniture company?

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #4)

Fri May 3, 2019, 05:00 PM

6. The Sawdust Ball?

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #6)

Fri May 3, 2019, 05:41 PM

7. LoL

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #4)

Sun May 12, 2019, 10:02 AM

15. Their stores have cafeterias

that are popular enough that non-shoppers eat there. They also have a pretty impressive selection of imported Swedish food and drink; I always end up buying crispbreads and lingonberry jam when I shop for shelves or slipcovers.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #15)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:02 AM

17. I had no idea, the closest one to me is in Orlando. I love cafeteria style restaurants, I will

have to check it out sometime. I miss Morrison's and Picadilly very much.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2019, 04:53 PM

5. Their meatballs used to contain horse meat

Now, no meat. Seems like they can't get it right.

Is a meatless meatball really a meatball? More like a falafel it seems to me.

I am kidding about all of this btw. Just not the original title line:


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/world/europe/ikea-recalls-its-meatballs-horse-meat-is-detected.amp.html





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Response to JDC (Reply #5)

Tue May 7, 2019, 12:05 PM

9. The Swiss eat horse meat.

I had horse meat in Switzerland a few years before I went vegan. I don't see how eating the flesh of a horse or cat or dog is any different from eating the flesh of a cow or a pig or a chicken. They are all animals who, like us, want to live on this earth.

If you want to improve your health, reduce your carbon footprint, and stop supporting the torture perpetrated by the factory-farm industry, give Gardein's meatless meatballs a try. They are delicious -- better than meatballs made from animal flesh. Look for them in the frozen foods aisle of your local grocery store.

https://www.gardein.com/products/meatless-meatballs/

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