Can floating farms help us cope with climate change? 漂浮農場能幫助我們應對氣候變化嗎?

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Can floating farms help us cope with climate change? 漂浮農場能幫助我們應對氣候變化嗎?

學習要點

有關 「cows(奶牛)」 的詞彙

邊看邊答

What’s the advantage of floating farms in a world facing climate change?

文字稿

Fresh milk – within touching distance of the city. These cattle have been recruited as part of an experiment to show rapidly growing urban populations how to produce our meals closer to home.

新鮮牛奶,離城市很近。這些奶牛被選拔來參與一個實驗項目的一部分,向快速增長的城市人口展示如何在離家更近的地方生產食物。

Peter believes this is the future of milk and cheese.

彼得相信這就是牛奶和奶酪的未來。

Peter van Wingerden, ‘floating’ dairy farmer
You see a huge migration from the countryside towards cities and the other thing is we have [a] climate change going on. So we were looking also for what we call a climate-adaptive location. So no matter how much rain falls, no matter how high sea level goes, we can always produce our life essential[s] – healthy food.

彼得‧范溫格登      「漂浮農場」 農民
「你可以看到大量的人口從農村向城市遷移,另外還有氣候變化。所以我們也在尋找一個 「氣候適應性地點」。不管降雨量有多少,不管海平面有多高,我們總能生產出我們的生活必需品——健康食品。」

The floating pontoon is built on three levels. In the basement they’re growing fruit to flavour the dairy products, which are processed in the middle. And on top, 32 native Dutch Meuse-Rhine-Issel cows.

這個漂浮農場共有上中下三層。在下面一層種植水果,作為給乳製品調味的原材料,乳製品在中間層加工。上層有32頭荷蘭本土的默茲‧萊茵‧伊塞爾奶牛。

The cows are milked by robot machines. Their manure is collected by pooper-scooping robots. They’re fed by robots too.

機器人給奶牛擠奶。奶牛的糞便由負責鏟糞的機器人收集。機器人也負責喂養它們。

The farmer lives nearby, but he can keep an eye on his herd remotely via apps on his mobile phone. The cows seem to be adjusting to this hands-free approach.

雖然農民住在農場附近,但他可以通過手機上的應用程序遠程監控牛群的情況。奶牛似乎也適應了這種無需動手的方式。

And on the question of animal welfare

動物福利問題方面……

Minke van Wingerden, ‘floating’ dairy farmer
We try to make them happier on [a] floating farm than in a regular stable.

明克‧范溫格登      「漂浮農場」 農民
「我們努力讓它們在漂浮農場裡過上比在普通農場裡更快樂的日子。」

This living lab will help to determine whether floating farms make enough environmental and commercial sense to expand and export them.

這個活體實驗室將有助於確定漂浮農場是否具有足夠的環境和商業意義,以進一步擴大和出口這個創意技術。

詞彙

dairy products 乳製品

milked 擠奶

manure (動物)糞肥

herd 獸群,畜群

animal welfare 動物福利

問題答案       

They say floating farms can continue operating no matter how high sea levels go.