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Eating your way to a lower climate footprint

What we eat has a huge impact on the environment, from food production to processing and disposal. Being more conscious about our food choices can reduce the impact on the climate and contribute to a more sustainable everyday life. Does this mean you have to compromise on taste? No – we believe you can have both. 

A hand seasoning HUVUDROLL plant balls in a IKEA 365+ frying pan.

The IKEA Sustainable Pantry on MasterChef Canada

This year, MasterChef Canada competitors will source their ingredients from the IKEA sustainable pantry. What makes a pantry sustainable? We’re glad you asked.

  • Food that gets used, doesn’t go to waste. Storing ingredients in air-tight containers helps keep them fresher for longer. Clear containers make it easy to see what you have, increasing the likelihood that you’ll use it. That’s why our KORKEN and IKEA 365+ jars and containers are made of clear glass and have rubber gasket lids for a tight seal.
  • Plants can be a pantry staple too. When you grow herbs and vegetables at home, you reduce waste by being able to snip off exactly as much thyme or basil as your recipe calls for. And you don’t need lots of space or a green thumb to do it, our gardening tools and pots make it easy.
  • Sustainably sourced food. Eating sustainably starts with ingredients that are grown, raised, and sourced in more sustainable ways. That can mean buying local in-season produce to reduce the impact of transportation, or packaged goods that bear a certification, such as certified organic, or UTZ cocoa, indicating more sustainable farming practices.
HUVUDROLL plant-based meatballs in a frying pan, viewed from above.

Our plant ball has the look, taste and juicy bite of its meaty counterpart, but only 4% of the climate footprint.

A small open-faced sandwich with cured cold smoked salmon, served on a plate.

To protect future seafood supplies and sensitive marine ecosystems, all IKEA seafood is responsibly-sourced.

A hand holding a cloudberry jam open-faced sandwich on a white plate.

Besides preserving biodiversity, sustainable food production, like organic farming, helps to maintain soil health too.

A hand holding a packet of PÅTÅR coffee in front of a coffee plant.

Our PÅTÅR 100% Arabica, quality coffee is farmed in a responsible way. Learn more about PÅTÅR special edition.