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If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s food?

It is not just Brexit that is forcing the agricultural industry to embrace the next phase of mechanisation.

Farmers are already having to rethink their operations in the face of higher minimum pay.

This is mainly a result of the national living wage for over-25s, which came into effect last year.

Automation is on the march on farms across the world, but it is costly, and may not come soon enough to fill the gap

(Source: The Guardian)

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