Stevia Corp. is a farm management company and healthcare company focused on developing highly nutritional, high value products through proprietary plant breeding, excellent agricultural methodologies and innovative post-harvest techniques. Stevia Corp invests in R&D and IP acquisition and manages its own propagation, nursery and plantations as well as provides services to contract growers and other industry growers. Stevia Corp was founded on the principal of implementing socially responsible, sustainable, quality agribusiness solutions to maximize the long-term efficient production of nutritional crops.
George Blankenbaker, Stevia Corp President, comments, "As we achieve our crop harvest goals we will focus on developing higher margin businesses to service the international companies that we continue to attract. Key to our success has been our farming model and business ethos embracing sustainable and environmentally friendly practices with a socially responsible structure focused on the well-being of the local farming communities and ultimately delivering a quality natural product to our customers."
Website - http://www.stevia.co/
January 7th, 2018 UPDATE:
Son La (VNA) - The construction of an agricultural product processing plant using the Korea-designed modern technology, commenced in the northern mountainous province of Son La on January 6.
Covering an area of over 4 hectares in Van Ho district, the 7.5-million-USD factory is jointly invested by IC Food Corporation of the Republic of Korea, Stevia Corp of the US and SC Agro Food of Vietnam.
The first phase of the factory is scheduled to begin operation in August 2018 with a capacity of 1,700 tonnes of products a year, while the second phase with a capacity of 3,400 tonnes a year will be completed five months later.
It will become a processing plant for various kinds of farm produce, which will be exported. About 100 vegetable co-operatives will cooperate with the factory.
Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Cam Ngoc Minh said this is the fifth plant among the six ones of this kind to be constructed in the locality, adding that this reflects the local authority’s right orientation in attracting investment in agricultural development.
Son La boasts over 41,000 hectares of fruit trees, with 6,000 of which is applied with advanced technique. As many as 47 chains of production, supply and consumption have been formed so far in the locality.
Many areas of high quality vegetables and fruit have also been taken shape in the province with a total yield of 60,000 tonnes a year, satisfying the material demand of processing plants. -VNA
Real Hemp LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stevia Corp. focused on commercializing the industrial hemp variety of cannabis sativa including its seeds, fiber and cannabinoids.
Website - http://www.realhemp.com
Real Hemp LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stevia Corp (OTC: STEV), a US company with operations centered in Asia including China where over 70% of the world’s hemp is produced. By leveraging Stevia Corp’s global partnerships, Real Hemp has assembled an international team that is focused on developing the US hemp market.
Dr. Mahlberg obtained one of only two Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Schedule 1 research licenses to pursue studies on Cannabis in the United States spanning a period of 33 years from 1970-2003. During that time he accumulated one of the most extensive seed banks in the world with over 200 strains (varieties) of Cannabis from worldwide sources including landrace varieties, which were cultivated in secure greenhouses. The studies are available in over 30 scientific publications on Cannabis.
Dr. Mahlberg is a Professor Emeritus of Indiana University and was an active professor in the Botany department of the University until 1994 after which he continued his research on Cannabis and maintained his laboratory until 2003. Dr. Mahlberg received his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Botany from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Cannabis Research Library - https://www.realhemp.com/mahlberg-cannabis-research/
What Sessions Move on Marijuana Means for Hemp, CBD
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the 2013 Obama administration memo saying it would not stand in the way of states that legalize marijuana may scare investors, but should not affect hemp-based businesses or the retailers that sell their products.
That’s the opinion of Sean Murphy, founder and publisher of Hemp Business Journal.
“CNN calls it a seismic shift—I don’t think it is—but if it is then it’s only a seismic shift for marijuana companies—not hemp companies,” Murphy said.
Very Important Hemp Industry Information
No. 17-70162 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Hemp Industries Association,
H.R.3530 - To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.
S.1576 - Industrial Hemp Water Rights Act
S.Res.189 - A resolution designating the week of June 5 through June 11, 2017, as "Hemp History Week".
Good Article to support the idea of these bills:
Real Hemp LLC is a member of the INHIA - Indiana Hemp Industries Association (INHIA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade group and state chapter affiliate of the Hemp Industries Association. This group promotes the research and development of industrial hemp products and foster industry development within the state of Indiana.
INHIA Board Member
Manager – Real Hemp LLC
George Blankenbaker serves as a Director of IN HIA with a passion for sustainable, earth-friendly business and is the Chairman and President of Stevia Corp, the parent company of Real Hemp which is focused on the commercial development of industrial hemp. George was raised on a farm in Indiana and believes in IN HIA’s mission for industrial hemp to once again become a major crop for Indiana farmers and is fully vested in IN HIA’s educational and lobbying efforts to make this possible.
Website - http://www.inhia.net
Officers - http://www.inhia.net/officers.html
Stevia Corp also uses the by product and waste from the Stevia harvests to manufacture fish feed. This is another money collection bucket for them:
Stevia, a natural sweetener grown as stevia leaf and then processed, is already found in over 6,000 products in the US, having been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008.
The processing of stevia to produce the approved extract Reb-A also produces an ingredient which Corp. is now incorporating into fish feed, Kaelin told Undercurrent News. This has a number of positive effects for aquaculture.
According to the company, stevia itself is a health product, and has a 50% market share in Japan based on this. It also holds health benefits for fish, said Kaelin.
Stevia Corp. is working on developing several products. The first is a probiotic, which uses bacteria in a pond to consume waste materials such as nitrates and nitrites. The second is an enzyme which aids fish digestion, and the third product will be a combination of these two plus the health benefits of the extract (pictured).
Currently Stevia Corp. is working on trials, documentation and establishing the credibility of its products, which have seen a variety of trials already.
Eating algae, Stevia 2.0 and other nutrition trends for 2018
Why it's a trend: Stevia continues to rule as the sweetener of choice for people wanting to cut down on sugar or calories. As the demand for stevia grows, so do the product offerings.
Where you'll see it: Look for stevia as an ingredient in more beverages, baking mixes and condiments as consumers look for calorie- and sugar-reduced versions of their favorites.
Stevia will be mixed with brown sugar, cane sugar and honey by companies such as Truvia to make lower-sugar and lower-calorie options. Because these stevia products are naturally sweeter than sugar, you need to use only half the amount
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