Ground-Breaking For Stevia Nutra Propagation Centre Underway

Stevia Nutra Corporation (OTC:BB STNT) (the Company), an Agro-Management company focused on stevia agronomics, today released an update regarding its innovative “Stevia Propagation Centre” (SPC) in Cambodia.

Initial site preparation and development of the Company’s SPC located in Kampong Speu has been completed. The perimeter has been secured with fencing, the land has been cleared and tilled, hydro power has been brought to the site, and a permanent on-site office, worker accommodations and storage building have been constructed.

Central to the Company’s plan to install a high tech irrigation system is access to a reliable, steady flow of water. Drilling of the on-site well is now complete and the required water supply has been established. This system is expected to dramatically increase yields over traditional growers.

Design for the requisite nursery and greenhouse is complete and erection of a metal frame structure for the nursery has commenced. In the meantime Dr. Ahmed El-Sheik, the Company’s Chief Agronomy Officer, has been conducting stevia plant trials over the past three months using several localised strains to determine best “germination and plantlet growth vigor” with extremely encouraging results.

“From my recent work on our SPC site and also by observation of other local farming activity in the area, I see very good growth conditions for crops and vegetation of all kinds,” says Dr. El-Sheik. “Early testing trials of stevia are actually surpassing my expectations and it is becoming clear that our SPC is very well located from a growth conditions perspective.”

Additionally, local officials from Kampong Speu town have visited the SPC site and were pleased with progress and excited to see this new, agri-business development well underway in their community.

“We are extremely pleased with the cooperation we have had locally as we develop our SPC site and operations,” said David Foo, the Company’s Vice President, Operations. “The benefit of being close to Kampong Speu town ensures the SPC is easily supported by our suppliers, contractors and our local agro-labor team.”

“Now that the site work has been completed we are ready to begin the stevia growing phase,” says Dr. El-Sheik. “We expect to report excellent initial results in the coming weeks”. Dr. El-Sheik and his team will commence planting within the next week.

About Us

Stevia Nutra:

Stevia Nutra is an Agro-Management company focused on stevia agronomics which includes plant breeding, proprietary agricultural practices and post-harvest techniques. Stevia Nutra intends to invest heavily in R&D and IP acquisition and manage large-scale plantations for the production of high value stevia products.

Stevia Nutra is dedicated to utilizing best agronomic and business practices to demonstrate the sustainability and profitability of stevia production. By subscribing to, and implementing the performance standards published by the World Bank, Stevia Nutra is committed to becoming the premier producer of the highest quality stevia. Stevia Nutra recognizes the potential this remarkable plant has to reduce the global epidemic of obesity and diabetes and promote general good health. The Company's priority will be to embrace sustainability, innovation to promote profitable growth.

Stevia and the stevia sector

Stevia is the world’s only all natural zero calorie sweetener. Since being approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration late in 2008, and the EU in late 2011, stevia can now be found in over 6,000 food, beverage and medicine products, with many more new products to follow as global consumers are making healthier food choices.

Stevia is the fastest growing sweetener product in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that stevia will replace up to 20% of the global sweetener market valued at over $USD 10 Billion. Zenith International expects that stevia agriculture production will have to triple within two years to keep up with the strong demand. Only one year after FDA approval in the U.S., stevia sales surged past both aspartame and saccharin in the tabletop sugar market.

Safe Harbor Statement

Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information or forward-looking statements for the purposes of applicable securities laws. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the ability of the Company to become the world’s largest producer of the highest quality stevia and the ability of the Company to cultivate commercially viable amounts of stevia leaf. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, among others, the timing and completion of contemplated financings, the actual use of proceeds, receipt of regulatory approvals and the ability to secure sufficient land for cultivation. In making the forward-looking statements, the Company has applied several material assumptions including, but not limited to, the assumptions that: (1) the proposed corporate development and expansion plans will proceed as planned; (2) market fundamentals will result in sustained commodities pricing and (3) any additional financing needed will be available on reasonable terms. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on our current plans and expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future events or results to be different than those described in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include those relating to: lack of operating history, transitioning from a development company to an operating company, market acceptance of our products and services; operational difficulties relating to international operations; our ability to form and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with customers and strategic partners; changes in economic, political or regulatory conditions or other trends affecting the food sector, and our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel. Further information about these matters can be found in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings. We expressly disclaim any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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