$STVF Announces Membership Into the United Nations Global Compact

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Stevia First Corp. Announces Membership Into the United Nations Global Compact

  Stevia First Corp. (OTCQB: STVF) (“Stevia First” or the “Company”), an agricultural biotechnology company based in California’s Central Valley growing region and focused on the industrial scale production of stevia, the all-natural zero-calorie sweetener that is rapidly transforming the food and beverage industry, is pleased to announce the Company has been granted membership into the United Nations Global Compact (“UNGC”), a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principals in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Endorsed by Chief Executives, the UNGC is a practical framework for the development, implementation, and disclosure of sustainability policies and practices, offering participants a wide spectrum of work streams, management tools and resources — all designed to help advance sustainable business models and markets.

Stevia First is committed to providing healthy solutions to help combat negative health trends, including obesity and diabetes rates. The Company feels that stevia as a zero-calorie natural sweetener is helping people rethink their diet, and that an increase in its global supply could help to rapidly curb sugar overconsumption. Stevia First continues to proclaim a dedication to finding solutions that may have a chance to reverse negative health trends while also creating great economic benefit.

In addition to the recent approval into the UNGC, the CEO of Stevia First Corp., Mr. Robert Brooke, is committed to sustainability as well as health initiatives. The Company recognizes that many mainstream products today are unsustainable both from a public health and environmental perspective, and sees stevia as torchbearer of a new movement that demands access for everyone to a new generation of products that are healthier and also environmentally-friendly.

About Stevia First Corp. (OTCQB: STVF)
Stevia First Corp. is an agricultural biotechnology company that is enabling dramatically healthier food and nutrition products. For more information visit: www.steviafirst.com and connect with the Company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.

About the Stevia Industry
The market for all-natural, zero-calorie stevia sweeteners is expanding rapidly. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates stevia intake could eventually replace 20-30% of all dietary sweeteners. The total global sweetener market was estimated at $58.3 billion in 2010. For more information visit: www.steviafirst.com.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in Section 27(a) of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this press release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, projections of worldwide sales of stevia products, growth of stevia production and global markets. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with new projects and development stage companies. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:

Investor Relations
Stevia First Corp.
Email: info@stevia-first.com
Tel: +1-(530) 231-7800
Web: www.steviafirst.com

Media Relations
Laura Radocaj
Dian Griesel Int’l
Tel: +1-(212) 825-3210

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