It is reported that harvesting robots are being developed which will pick vegetables individually and put an end to overripe, underripe and generally wonky vegetables.
If you, like me, like veg just right,
Then pity farmers in their plight,
For plants all vary ’cross the fields,
Both quality and also yields.
They also grow at different speeds,
So post the sowing of the seeds,
And after months of rain and sun,
Just some of them are ripe and done,
While others, in a cooler clime,
Perhaps might need a bit more time.
At present, in the tractors come,
They pull the lot out and then some,
So all are treated much the same,
Which really is a dreadful shame.
For some are underripe, some more,
The latter difficult to store,
So much of it is thrown away,
On each and every working day.
And then there’s wonky veg as well,
Not perfect as I can now tell,
But nonetheless still good to eat,
And taste-wise pretty hard to beat.
But fret no more, help is at hand,
For farmers all across the land,
May soon have robots which can see,
And pick veg individually.
They’ll check the carrot and the spud,
To see the shape is really good,
And if the ripeness is in spec,
They’ll pick it with a final check.
So all the veg should be just so,
And ready to the shops to go,
Then when you eat your Sunday lunch.
You know it’s the best of the bunch.
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