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Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for cricket farming released for the first time!

03-06-2018 10:03 AM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: Bugsolutely

Bugsolutely has made a non-official translation of the document released by the Thai Ministry of Agriculture (ACFS department) containing the guidelines that Thai farmers will follow to rear crickets in a safe, optimized, standardized way.

This is the first Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) standard for cricket farming in the world and the implementation in Thailand has already started. Farmers are receiving training and their activity will be verified and registered.

You can download here the English version of the GAP guidelines at www.bugsolutely.com/gap

Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) are a set of rules for farming in an efficient and safe way, ensuring food will get to the processing facilities according to recognized standards.

The Thai ACFS (National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards) has published the first Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) in relation to Cricket Farming. The Thai Ministry of Agriculture will initially focus on having the GAP principles applied to all the 20,000 cricket farmers in Thailand. But they might also ask to FAO to have their set of rules recognized as the worldwide GAP standard for cricket farming, further improving the development of the edible insect market.

The Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) document has nine pages and is broken down into five subsections, starting from how the farm should be built and managed, to the animal health and traceability. Guidelines for waste treatment are also included. With this Practices it will be easier to teach the farmers how to prepare the farm and the rearing pens for the crickets, how to handle eggs and generations, how to control feed and water and train the staff of the farm.

Bugsolutely is a food company specialized in edible insect products. Founded in 2015 in Bangkok, Bugsolutely is at the forefront of the rapidly growing market of "bug foods" by producing Cricket Pasta, the only pasta in the world containing 20% cricket flour. Cricket Pasta is a superfood with great nutritional values, including a high protein content, and a very low environmental impact. In 2017, thanks to the food accelerator Bits x Bites, Bugsolutely has opened a branch in Shanghai to launch the first silkworm flour-based snack on the chinese market.

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