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A Study on the Legal Status of Insect Industry

곤충산업의 법적 지위에 대한 연구

  • Kim, Yun-Shik (Department of Food and Resource Economics, Institute of Agriculture & Life Science, Gyeosang National University) ;
  • Park, Chung Gyoo (Department of Plant Medicine, Institute of Agriculture & Life Science, Gyeosang National University) ;
  • Kim, Taeyoung (Department of Food and Resource Economics, Institute of Agriculture & Life Science, Gyeosang National University) ;
  • Choi, Jong Woo (Department of Food and Resource Economics, Institute of Agriculture & Life Science, Gyeosang National University)
  • 김윤식 (경상대학교 식품자원경제학과, 경상대학교 농업생명과학연구원) ;
  • 박정규 (경상대학교 식물의학과, 경상대학교 농업생명과학연구원) ;
  • 김태영 (경상대학교 식품자원경제학과, 경상대학교 농업생명과학연구원) ;
  • 최종우 (경상대학교 식품자원경제학과, 경상대학교 농업생명과학연구원)
  • Received : 2018.11.08
  • Accepted : 2018.11.27
  • Published : 2018.12.01

Abstract

The insect industry in Korea has been supported by the Act of Fostering and Supporting Insect Industry since 2010. Based on the Act, insect breeders are entitled as farmers. However, the insect industry is not included in the Fundamental Act of Agriculture, Rural Community and Food Industry which defines all concepts, such as agriculture, farmers, and agricultural products. Legally and strictly speaking, there is no method to defense the insect industry when an argument is raised that insect industry is not included into agriculture, so persons who breed insects are not eligible for all agricultural supports and subsidies of the government. Thus, it is necessary to clear the legal status of insect industry by revising the related laws and regulations.

Table 1. The effect or possibility of the legislation revision

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 농촌진흥청

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