July 23, 2015      

Where?s the robot for this job?

Next time you nip out to your local supermarket take a quick look at the fruit section, especially the multiple varieties of apples all neatly arranged and awaiting your purchase.

Hard to believe, but each apple was handpicked by someone, most times standing on a ladder and tossing the apples into a sack each is wearing. That?s work.

The State of Washington, according to its Department of Agriculture, produces 68 percent of all apples harvested for fresh consum...

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