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Natural sweetener coming

Stevia Nutra Corporation, a company focused on producing artificial sweetener from the plant stevia, has announced that it has incorporated Mighty Mekong Agro Industries Co Ltd, a Cambodian-based wholly owned subsidiary.

The decision to grow stevia in the Kingdom is due to the “significant labour and technical advantages” and a climate and soil condition suited to the crop.

The company is considering expanding elsewhere in the Mekong River Sub-Region, an area which it said is “ideal” for the growth of stevia plants.

It was “because of … strong support from the Cambodian government at all levels for new agro investments that we made our decision to designate Cambodia the Company’s technical and cultivation hub,” said company president Brian Dicks.

Stevia Nutra Corporation is a US-based agro-management company focused on stevia agronomics, which includes plant breeding, proprietary agricultural practices and post-harvest techniques.

To contact the reporter on this story: Abe Becker at



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