Stevia First Corp. is seeking to establish a first of kind vertically-integrated stevia enterprise in the U.S. that uses technological expertise in fermentation-based stevia production methods and improves upon traditional stevia farming and processing methods. Stevia First’s U.S. operations are located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions.
To realize our vision we are seeking to become a vertically-integrated stevia enterprise that uses technological expertise in fermentation-based stevia production methods and improves upon traditional stevia farming and processing methods. Through development of an integrated supply chain, and through acquisitions and alliances using a modern agri-bio model in California’s Central Valley, we could control the quality of the stevia and ensure that we offer not only the best-tasting stevia sweeteners, but also produce them at the lowest cost.
Our research and development will focus on high-value research and development targets, including fermentation-based stevia production methods, which may diminish or reduce the need for stevia leaf production. We also aim to propagate advanced varieties of the stevia plant, whose leaves are the source of safe, natural, zero-calorie extracts used as sweeteners. We will seek to develop stevia products that optimize sweetness levels, taste, adaptability and ease of production.
Our ultimate goal is to have our high-grade stevia become a globally accessible, affordable and sustainable alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners that will improve the health of humanity – and do so in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Stevia First is ultimately in the business of cultivating health.