Stevia First Corp., an agricultural biotechnology company, is engaged in the cultivation and harvest of stevia leaf and the development of stevia products. The company intends to establish an enterprise that controls the process of stevia production through fermentation-based methods or traditional stevia leaf production, and which develops, markets, and sells stevia products. Its operations consist of research and development related to stevia extract production, both through fermentation-based and traditional farm-based means, and separately the development of stevia consumer products. The company is working on developing microbial strains that produce steviol, steviol glycosides, or other molecules that could be relevant to stevia extract production. The company intends to conduct majority of its operations in or around Yuba City, California, which is located in California’s Central Valley. Intellectual Property The company has worldwide rights to patents obtained through a license of these patents from Vineland Research and Innovations Centre. The patent family includes an issued U.S. patent, an issued European Union patent, and an issued Canadian patent. These patents relate to microbial production of steviol and steviol glycosides. Government Regulation In addition to laws and regulations enforced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and those related to the sale of stevia leaf or refined stevia extract, the company is subject to regulations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act; other labor and employment laws; the Environmental Protection Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; and other federal, state, or local laws and regulations applicable to the company’s operations as an agricultural biotechnology company. Competition The company’s major competitors include Cargill, Incorporated; GLG Life Tech Corp.; Blue California Inc.; Corn Products International, Inc.; and PureCircle Limited. History The company was founded in 2007. It was incorporated under the laws of the state of Nevada in 2007. The company was formerly known as Legend Mining Inc. and changed its name to Stevia First Corp. in 2011.
stevia first corp (STVF:OTC US)
5225 Carlson Road
Yuba City, CA 95993
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