Stevia Corp. is a farm management company focused on high value stevia and hemp agronomics from plant breeding and best agricultural practices to post-harvest techniques. Their focus is on implementing quality agribusiness solutions to our partners, contract growers and customers to maximize the production of agri-products and the economic development of stevia and hemp and its extracts.
Stevia Asia Limited ("SAL") is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stevia Corp. registered in Hong Kong. The purpose of SAL is to provide a holding company entity for our planned operations in China and to support our business arrangements regarding the recently announced cooperative agreement with Guangzhou based Tech-New Bio-Technology for the commercialization of stevia supplemented fertilizers and feedstock formulations intended for agricultural and aquaculture applications as well as other stevia related technologies. SAL would also govern and expedite the commitments inherent in the Letter of Intent (LOI) with Fish International Sourcing House Pte Ltd ("FISH") of Singapore for the processing and distribution of stevia fed seafood to its international customers.
The Stevia Technew Limited (“STL”) venture is 70% owned by Stevia Corp. with the remaining 30% held by TechNew. This joint venture started in July of 2012 and at that time marked the execution of Phase One Commercialization Plans for the stevia supplemented fertilizers and feedstock formulations intended for agricultural and aquaculture applications. As part of the agreements, Stevia Technew Limited has further acquired from TechNew all current and future stevia formulation technologies, including eight formulations actively used in feed & fertilizer agriculture and aquaculture applications. **Update - first commercial order filled with Darden International, $200,000+ in aquaculture products.**
Stevia Ventures International Ltd. ("Ventures") was incorporated on April 11, 2011 under the laws of the Territory of the British Virgin Islands ("BVI"). Stevia Ventures International Ltd. owns certain rights relating to stevia production, including certain assignable exclusive purchase contracts and an assignable supply agreement related to stevia.
SC Brands is now 100% owned by Stevia Corp. and NO LONGER 30% owned by SL Group Holdings Pte Ltd. who provided initial capital funding of up to one million dollars in the form of a convertible promissory note with a fixed conversion price of 25 cents, that were convertible into common shares of Stevia Corp. Brizzles Asia Pacific Pte Ltd will off-take the production and manage the distribution. The products will be manufactured in Asia to Stevia Corp.'s specifications, and initial distribution will focus on Asia and Africa where Brizzles has strong distribution channels. Products include a line of stevia infused consumer beverages, with a committed buyer for first production run of 1.7M cans.
Real Hemp LLC - With Stevia Corp.’s production base firmly in place, they are focused on developing the US market and increasing margins with higher value added products. Real Hemp LLC, a US subsidiary of Stevia Corp., will play a central role in this effort. They launched the website, www.realhemp.com, on 9/4/2014.
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/
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.