The Thai Ministry of Agriculture is to release the world's first Good Agriculture Practice standard for cricket farming.
On May 2, executives of the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards (ACFS) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives agreed to set up a committee to draft GAP for crickets. This came after a long push from the local cricket farm industry.
There will be public hearings for local farmers and edible insect producers to see if they meet the standard.
The ACFS aims to launch the GAP for crickets before EU's regulation on novel food is implemented. This step is significant if Thailand wants to access international markets.