Thanks for the article. Most of this information has already been presented to the community via other authors. So, please forgive me if I repeat some points disclosed in other articles.
1) Stevia First is not an early stage agri-bio business. They have three full time employees, spent less than $43,000 on research and development, and lease their primary assets (a small garage that houses their "research facilities" and an abandoned golf course) from one of their Directors.
2) Stevia First is not vertically integrated. They may have licensed a process to perhaps brew stevia glycosides, but they don't "own" the process. They also don't have seeds or traits, they may have planted a few things, but their last quarterly stated that they were going to try and purchase raw ingredients (stevia plant material) to try and develop a marketable product.
3) Stevia First is not really a development stage company, but it is a high-risk investment. This thing is run for the benefit of insiders, not share holders. Just read the latest prospectus. These guys are going to further dump their shares (awarded at less than $0.10 each) an any willing ....ummmm... speculator.
I won't even go into the disclosures on financial oversight, their auditor, stock promoters, or investor relations. But anyone interested can search SA for past articles and read the comments.
So is he trying to say that STVF is being run by crooks?
This poster is referencing the ONE negative article that was written about this company. It was a slanderous article full of misrepresentation. This is a tactic we sometimes see occur in the field of trading, and it is done with the intent of spreading fear and creating postings like this.
In the end, you have to do your own due diligence--but for me, I love this company and the prospect that it is setting itself up for. This is NOT a "pump and dump" scheme which some bears claim.