Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, is preparing to serve lettuce grown in hi-tech containers outside its stores as part of efforts to improve its environmental profile. Ikea, which demonstrated one of the LED-powered containers at an event at a store in Kaarst, Germany, expects to start serving home-grown salad to customers at its restaurants from pilot projects at two stores in Sweden next month. "The conditions are perfect for maximum taste and growth, and you also have the sustainability advantage because you don't have the transport," said Catarina Englund, innovation manager for the Ingka Group, which owns most Ikea stores. PODCAST: Behind the class action lawsuits against Tiger Brands Subscribe: iono.fm | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Pocket Cast | Player.fm The containers, managed by circular farming firm Bonbio, have four shelves, carrying up to 3,600 plants, fed by nutrients extracted from organic waste, including leftovers from Ikea's restaurants. Circular farming ...

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