I'm so over the conspiracy theorists! STVF wouldn't be performing planting and field trials, and working with Seed Dynamics to incorporate use of direct-seeding pellets, license fermentation technology, have an online presence and have direct link to the CEO's blog and a Facebook page, for Godsakes!
Pepsi and Coke are already incorporating stevia in their products. Watch them call upon STVF one day when a product is produced. Sure there is risk--but to imply that the company is a scam is nonsense.
It's a good question. I think STVF will eventually make some money (although they show no signs of it yet), but giants like Cargill are already positioned to dominate the market simply because of their scale.
PS...it's good to see an honest contrarian question on the board among the fanboy price pushers.
I think the court system is the great equalizer here. If Cargil develops the fernentation process and uses the patented and licensed portion of the proprietary enzyme that Stevia First has possession of than yes they can compete with the big buys, only time will tell but I think its worth the risk