不久的将来,家门口也许就可以吃到雀巢麦当劳联手打造的素肉汉堡了吧。

对于我这个肉食动物来说,素肉汉堡的吸引力虽说没有那么大,不过还是想试一试呐。

 

图片来源:雀巢

 

英文原文音频:

 

Nestle could expand its plant-based burger sales partnership with fast food chain McDonald’s beyond Germany and is also looking for other partners, the Swiss food giant’s head said on Tuesday.
瑞士食品巨头雀巢本周二称,雀巢可能会扩大与快餐连锁店麦当劳在德国之外的素食汉堡销售合作关系,并且也在寻求其他合作伙伴。
“McDonald’s is an exciting and big customer, but it is not the only option and we have quite good capacity to cope with a (possible) extension beyond Germany,” Marco Settembri, the Chief Executive of Nestle’s Europe, Middle East and North Africa business said.
“麦当劳是个令人兴奋的大客户,但是这不是唯一的选择,我们有能力(可能)扩大在德国之外的生意。”雀巢欧洲、中东和北非业务首席执行官马克·塞滕布里称。
The market for meat substitutes could soar to $140 billion over the next decade, according to Barclays, as many health- and climate-conscious consumers seek to reduce their meat consumption.
巴克莱银行称,在未来十年中,肉类替代品市场交易量可能飙升至1400亿美元,因为很多有健康和气候意识的消费者试图减少他们的肉类消费。
Nestle launched its plant-based Incredible Burger in April under the Garden Gourmet brand in several European countries. The same month, McDonald’s started selling the patties as “Big Vegan TS” in its 1,500 restaurants in Germany.
雀巢在四月份在数个欧洲国家以“花园美食家”(Garden Gourmet)品牌推出了素食的“神奇汉堡”(Incredible Burger)
Early results of the launch in Germany were promising, Settembri said, and Nestle and McDonald’s were discussing next steps.
塞滕布里说,德国市场的早期反馈良好,雀巢和麦当劳正在商讨下一步计划。
“For both (of us), if we do it, if we go ahead, we want to do it right. We have capacity of course, but we really need to plan it and we need to do it well,” he told a Deutsche Bank conference.
“对我们(两者)来说,如果我们行动了,如果我们前进了,我们就想把事情做好。我们当然有能力做到,但是我们真的需要计划一下,并且把事情做好。”塞滕布里在德意志银行会议上表示。

 

今日语言点

 

1)extension n. 伸展,扩大;延长

He signed a two-year extension to his contract.

他的合同又续签了两年。

an extension to a visa 签证的延期

extension的动词原形:extend,v. 延伸;扩大;推广

He extended his hand, and I shook it.

他伸出手,我握了一下。

 

2)substitute n. 代用品;代替者

to come on as a substitute

作为替补队员上场

常见用法:a substitute for sth.  …的替代物

a sugar/blood/meat substitute 代糖/血液代用品/肉类替代品

 
3)promising adj. 有希望的,有前途的

The illness cut short a promising career as a soloist.

疾病让独唱歌手的大好前途戛然而止。

promising的动词原形:promise,v. 允诺;保证

"You promise?" — "All right, I promise."  

“你保证?”——“好的,我保证。