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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Stevia and the Top Trends in Food and Beverage for 2013

Point Roberts, WA - December 27, 2012 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research for independent investors issues a snapshot for stevia and its markets and opportunities and related stocks/agriculture stock Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN), moving into 2013 and beyond . The industry is ramping up for new food and beverage products using stevia and new global markets opening up.

The 5th World Conference on Stevia: Stevia Tasteful 2013 - Food & Beverages Formulation: The Subtle Balance will be held in Paris, France on May 17, 2013. According to the WSO conference, "Stevia is currently considered as the "green gold", as natural sweetener used to reduce sugar and synthetic sweeteners as aspartame or sucralose. Moreover, Stevia as a natural and antioxidant ingredient can be used for the prevention of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases."
Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN) recently reported it " expects sales and operating income to improve in fiscal 2014 which begins on May 1, 2013 as worldwide demand for stevia is forecasted to rise and supply chain pricing pressures begin to ease. Sunwin Stevia sees fiscal 2014 revenue reaching $18 million in annual sales with $2 million in net operating income."
According to a recent article in SeekingAlpha.com on stevia stocks, "Sunwin began its expansion project in April anticipating an improvement in demand for stevia as a healthy low calorie sweetener and is now poised to capitalize on the industry's upward trend. With Canada's approval of stevia, it becomes apparent that the company was correct as stevia continues to grow in worldwide acceptance. Sunwin's new stevioside extraction line uses a state-of-the-art crystallization process that substantially reduces the production time while increasing product yield leading to a substantial reduction in overall processing costs as utilization rates increase. Sunwin has begun trial production of its new lines and anticipates its added production capabilities to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2013.
In August Sunwin entered into a worldwide stevia distribution agreement with WILD Flavors, giving WILD a non-exclusive worldwide right as a distributor to market and resell all Sunwin stevia products. Sunwin is also developing 6 new formulations in conjunction with WILD with the goal of penetrating the $10.3 billion Chinese bakery market by marketing to manufacturers to develop private label products - a move that the company sees will bolster its domestic production base in China.
Sunwin, with a market cap of $45.1 million, has had an impressive 3-month run, up 30% to $0.27 per share, but still off its 52-week high of $0.35 per share. In the past week of trading, its volume has risen to an average of 41,000 shares traded daily. I like the aggressiveness of Sunwin, and its timing appears to be spot on, especially with Canada's announcement last week. Given the continued expansion of stevia globally, Sunwin may well be one of those small companies that may benefit shareholders with impressive stock gains if its success continues." http://seekingalpha.com/article/1056111-companies-gear-up-as-health-canada-approves-stevia-as-additive-for-food-and-beverage-use?source=yahoo
Innova Market Insights' ongoing analysis of trends and developments in new product activity has resulted in its identification of 10 key emerging trends likely to impact the food and drinks market through 2013 and beyond. Stevia plays a big role in two of the top ten trends of replacing sugar:
4. Just Say "No." Free-from claims are becoming increasingly prevalent. Gluten-free is now relatively mainstream, with lactose-free set to follow suit as awareness of problems associated with nutrient intolerance rises and technological advances improve the quality and availability of a whole range of products. "No" products also encompass meat-free lines, with technology allowing the development of innovative vegetarian foods, as well as fat-, sugar- and salt-free alternatives.
7. Beating the Sugar Demon
"As rising levels of obesity and diabetes continue to dominate headlines, there has never been so much emphasis on reducing our caloric intake as well as consuming healthier foods and beverages," commented Zenith Senior Market Analyst Anya Hembrough. "After persistent efforts by key producers, legislators worldwide are finally giving the green light to this new zero-calorie sweetener".
The International Stevia Council (ISC) recently commented on Health Canada's approval saying it was "a very positive step as Canada joins other major markets around the world that have approved steviol glycosides use. In markets like Indonesia and South Africa stevia was approved recently. Approval is also on the way in India and Thailand and the ISC welcomes these developments."
Euromonitor forecasts that stevia will have an annual growth rate of 23% globally over 2011-2016, in volume terms.
About. Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN).
Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN) engages in the areas of zero calorie, all natural sweeteners (Sunwin Stevia™ Extracts). As an industry leader in agricultural processing, Sunwin Stevia has built an integrated global firm with the sourcing and production capabilities to meet the needs of consumers throughout the world. For more info about Sunwin Stevia, please visit http://www.sunwininternational.com
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Friday, December 21, 2012

The New Face of Mobile Security: Q&A Interview with CEO of NXT-ID, Inc

New York, New York, Point Roberts, WA - December 21, 2012 (Investorideas.com newswire, www.techsectorstocks.com) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research for independent investors including tech stocks features an exclusive Q&A interview with Mr. Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of NXT-ID, Inc and its MobileBio technologies.

Q: Investorideas.com
Gino, I understand the Company's core technology is based on biometrics that had successfully been deployed in other markets. Can you give us some background on the MobileBio group of technologies and the basis of the technology platform?
A: Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer
The founders of NXT-ID were the CEO and Vice-President of business development at Technest Holdings, an OTCBB public company, and its subsidiary Genex Technologies. Genex Technologies was founded in 1995 to develop and commercialize the unique Rainbow® method of capturing 3D data. Since its founding Genex has developed into one of the market leaders in advanced imaging, including 3D and 360-degree technologies. Genex has developed innovative technologies and products for all aspects of imaging, including capture, processing, display, and enhancement. Genex's products range from 3D cameras to surveillance algorithms to integrated facial recognition systems. Genex and Technest have won highly competitive awards from the Department of Defense, NIH, NIST and NSF amounting to over $30 million in support of this technology.
NXT-ID has licensed all the Technest /Genex technology (exclusively in many markets) to provide a product portfolio and a strong technical foundation for its further development efforts
In addition, NXT-ID has also licensed patents and know-how from Geometrix, a leading 3D imaging company using a different technical approach to Technest. This technology performed very favorably at the Face Recognition Vendor Test conducted by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST).
NXT-ID also has key scientific and engineering personnel that have had key roles in the development of these technologies and have an important intellectual knowledge base that the Company intends to leverage.
Q: Investorideas.com
You are initially targeting the financial transactions market; can you give us insight into the roll out and how you plan to penetrate this growing global m-commerce market?
A: Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer
Juniper Research estimates that worldwide mobile payment volume will grow to $240 billion in 2012, and forecasts growth to $670 billion by 2015. Many major players around the world have announced plans for mobile payments including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Google, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Bank of America, Barclays, RIM and others
According to the Pew Research Center, a majority of technology experts and other internet stakeholders believe that by 2020 most people will have embraced and fully adopted the use of smart-device swiping for purchases they make, nearly eliminating the need for cash or credit cards. These experts feel that the explosive growth in the use of smartphones and other mobile devices, combined with the convenience, security, and other affordances of mobile payments systems, makes these systems an obvious choice to replace established modes of payment in day-to-day commerce. However, like any new technology, NFC still faces some potential hurdles. Before consumers jump into the world of mobile payments, they'll need to be assured that the technology is safe and secure. NXT-ID is developing a separate physical electronic wallet that holds information from credit cards, identification cards, and virtually any card to allow the owner of the card to use a reprogrammable secure card to replicate any of the cards in the wallet. This wallet will have a combination of biometric and password recognition for additional security. We expect to launch this product in 2013 through partnerships with financial institutions.
Q: Investorideas.com
There are several products in development; MobileBio Wocket™, MobileBio™ Sensor and MobileBio FaceMatch™- can you us a brief overview of each one and the solutions it provides mobile users?
A: Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer
Aside from the "Wocket" which was just described the other two products we currently have in development are
MobileBio™ Sensor- For individuals that use a variety of secure devices where the identification of the specific individual is important; the MobileBio™ Sensor can communicate with the intended device directly or remotely. Verification is through cloud based identity management and information "BioCloud" assurance services hosted by the Company. This device will also help to secure one aspect of "BYOD" (Bring your own device) computing which is a growing concern among corporations where individuals are using their personal smartphones and tablets to connect to their company's IT servers. This device can also be used by law enforcement officers and military servicemen to collect and transmit biometric data remotely. Connection to devices may be made through USB or by Bluetooth
MobileBio FaceMatch™- A modular facial recognition system for smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktop computers. Depending on the number of cameras available and level of security desired MobileBio FaceMatch will use 2D, pseudo 3D or 3D facial recognition algorithms to allow the user access to their device. The software can be hosted on the device or through cloud computing. The software will also be available as an "app" on the iPhone and Android platforms. One of the major areas of concern with facial recognition is user privacy with most companies utilizing private data for other marketing purposes. The MobileBio FaceMatch app will not retain any personal information on the user.
Q: Investorideas.com
When can consumers expect to see MobileBio in the market and what phones are currently compatible?
A: Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer
We anticipate that MobileBio FaceMatch™ will also be available in 2013 and be available as an app on Android smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy, and the Apple iPhone.
Q: Investorideas.com
In closing, where do you see your biggest growth opportunity?
A: Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer
I believe that we our products address substantial concerns in large markets. According to the International Biometrics Group, the world-wide facial recognition market for all applications of the technology is expected to exceed $1B in the year 2012. There is an increased need for greater security as risks to national security become more dangerous and costs of identity theft grow. Identity theft in the US cost victims $54 billion in 2009. The value proposition that we offer customers with our versatile, simple MobileBio technology is complete interoperability of sensors with mobile applications and cloud-based services, which will secure the mobile money/m-commerce market by filling a versatility and flexibility gap that is lacking with current solutions.
About NXT-ID
NXT-ID, Inc.'s innovative MobileBio solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms. http://www.nxt-id.com/
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Email: gino@nxt-id.com
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Mining Stock News: SilverCrest (TSX.V: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Reports Additional La Joya High Grade Intercepts 80m of 78.8 gpt Ag, 0.31 gpt Au, 0.5% Cu (137 gpt Ag Eq(i))

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - December 21, 2012 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX.V:SVL) ( NYSE MKT: SVLC) (CW5.F) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the results of an additional 15 holes (LJ DD12-90 to LJ DD12-104) of the Phase II drill program at its La Joya Property in Durango, Mexico. These are the final results for the Phase II drilling program. Phase II drilling results reported to date have extended the Main Mineralized Trend ("Trend") beyond the area containing the current Inferred Resource of 101.9 million ounces Ag Eq.* (see News releases dated March 20 and May 7, 2012 and attached Figures: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/svl1221_F1-2.pdf). Drilling and surface sampling has extended the Trend to approximately 2.5 kilometres with an average width of approximately 700 metres. Please reference our website at www.silvercrestmines.com for more information, photos and figures on La Joya.

Eight of the 15 holes reported in the tables and text below continued to test the southern extension of the Trend with the remaining 7 holes focused on the delineation of the Coloradito and Santo Nino Targets (Targets). Silver values in this series of core holes along the Trend and Targets range from 1.9 gpt to 176.0 gpt. Silver equivalent based values range from 14.1 gpt to 411.5 gpt Ag Eq.* (0.41 oz/ton to 12.0 oz/ton Ag Eq.). Mineralized intervals range from 7.1 metres to 251.0 metres. True thicknesses of mineralized intercepts can be approximated from cross sections of previously announced drill holes in the respective areas. Intercepts in holes drilled at a 45� angle are at vertical depths considerably less than implied by the core length measurements making many of the intercepts near to surface. Intercepts in holes L J12- 92, 95, 98, 100, and 103, presented below, are examples of near surface, higher grade mineralization that will be considered as part of a potential starter pit. The most significant assay results for this series of holes are shown in the following tables:
Main Mineralized Trend (Ag, Au, Cu)
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* Silver equivalency includes silver, gold and copper and excludes lead, zinc, molybdenum, tin and tungsten values. Ag:Au is 50:1, Ag:Cu is 86:1, based on 5 year historic metal price trends of US$24/oz silver, US$1200/oz gold, US$3/lb copper. 100% metallurgical recovery is assumed. All numbers are rounded. Silver Equivalent grades may be converted to ounces per ton by dividing the Ag Eq values by 34.285.
All sample analyses presented in this news release were completed by ALS Chemex in Zacatecas, Mexico and North Vancouver, BC, Canada. Holes L J DD12-90, 93, and 99 showed no significant mineralization.
Coloradito Target (W, Mo, Cu, Au, Ag)
Four additional holes were drilled on the near-surface portion of the Coloradito Target which is located approximately one kilometre west of the Trend. The Coloradito Target mineralization consists of skarning with stockwork veining and occurs adjacent to intrusive stock and dykes which are exposed at surface. Holes intercepting the Coloradito Target also contain anomalous Pb (lead), Zn (zinc), and Sn (tin).
Partial drilling of the Coloradito Target shows consistent intercepts of wide-spread tungsten (W03), molybdenum (Mo), gold (Au), and silver (Ag) mineralization from near surface to depths up to approximately 250 metres vertically. Drilling to date has identified an area of approximately 600 metre long, 200 metres wide and at least 250 metres deep starting at surface. A detail model of the Coloradito Target is being developed from drill data to provide a guide for further definition of this target which is considered a "potential large bulk tonnage tungsten-molybdenum target" and will be segregated as part of the next resource estimation. The summary of the resource revision is expected to be announced in the next several weeks with the subsequent NI 43-101 Technical Report to follow within 45 days.
Coloradito and Santo Nino Targets (W, Mo, Cu, Au, Ag)
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* Silver equivalency includes silver, gold and copper and excludes lead, zinc, molybdenum, tin and tungsten values. Ag:Au is 50:1, Ag:Cu is 86:1, based on 5 year historic metal price trends of US$24/oz silver, US$1200/oz gold, US$3/lb copper. 100% metallurgical recovery is assumed. All numbers are rounded. All sample analyses were completed by ALS Chemex in Zacatecas, Mexico and North Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Santo Nino Target (W, Mo, Cu, Au, Ag)
Holes L J DD12-97 and 99 were drilled to further test the Santo Nino Target approximately 1 kilometre east of the Trend''s eastern boundary. Hole 97 intercepted 27.2 metres of semi-massive sulphides grading 5.9 gpt Ag, 0.07 gpt Au, 0.48% Cu and 0.066% WO3. This hole encountered an extension of the massive sulphide mineralization (Santo Nino) reported in the discovery Hole L J DD12-74 which intercepted 35.2 metres grading 52.2 gpt Ag, 0.05 gpt Au, 1.6% Cu and 0.037% WO3. The mineralization is believed to be associated with a substantial east-west structure that cross cuts the width of the Trend mineralization to the west. Holes L J DD12-99 was located near the Santo Nino target but was off the target and intercepted no significant values.
The Phase II drill program was designed to test approximately 2.5 kilometres of the Trend which includes at least 8 near-vertical structures/stockwork zones, 14 near-horizontal, stacked mantos plus the Contact Zone which is adjacent to the underlying intrusive. Drilling on the southern extension of the Trend and Contact Zone has been completed and two of the three core drill rigs have been released. A reverse circulation drill is expected to commence drilling on exploratory targets in the area in January 2013. Based on Company surface mapping, sampling and historic drill hole results, the southern area is still believed to be potentially the highest grade area along the Trend. The Company is currently examining the potential for a potential near-surface, higher grade, low strip open pit as a conceptual "starter pit" that will be evaluated in a Preliminary Economic Assessment in 2013.
Phase III drill program has begun with core samples for holes L J DD12-105 to L J DD12-107 currently being logged, sampled or are in the laboratory for analyzes. This program has approximately 30 core holes and will include the 20 RVC holes uncompleted in Phase II. The next phase, planned for the first half of 2013, will further expand resources, in-fill higher grade defined areas, and test geophysical anomalies within the Company''s concessions. Several holes contain anomalous molybdenum, tungsten, tin, lead and zinc values over significant widths in the skarn. Extensive metallurgical test work is underway to examine the amenability and potential metallurgical recoveries of Ag, Au, Cu, W, Mo, Sn, Zn and Pb. Metallurgical test work results will be presented in the NI 43-101 Technical Report in early 2013.
The La Joya Deposit (Main Mineralized Trend) currently has estimated Inferred Resources of:
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* Silver equivalency includes silver, gold and copper and excludes lead, zinc, molybdenum and tungsten values. Ag:Au is 50:1, Ag:Cu is 86:1, based on 5 year historic metal price trends of US$24/oz silver, US$1200/oz gold, US$3/lb copper. 100% metallurgical recovery is assumed.
** Classified by EBA, A Tetra Tech Company and conforms to NI 43-101, 43-101CP, and CIM definitions for resources. All numbers are rounded. Inferred Resources have been estimated from geological evidence and limited sampling and must be treated with a lower level of confidence than Measured and Indicated Resources.
*** Mineralization boundaries used in the interpretation of the geological model and resource estimates are based on cutoff grades of 15 gpt Ag Eq and 30 gpt Ag Eq using the metal price ratios described above.
Please refer to the January 4, 2012 news release and to the La Joya NI 43-101 Technical Report dated February 20, 2012 for further details of the Inferred Resource estimate.
The target size of the La Joya mineralization and the potential subsequent estimated resources based on the current geologic model, drilling and sampling from the Phase II 2012 program suggests the possibility of target resources that may be 50 to 100% greater than the current resources. This potential increase in quantity of resources is conceptual in nature and insufficient exploration has been completed to define with certainty a mineral resource of this size. It is uncertain that further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource.
The Qualified Person under National Instrument (NI 43-101) Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for this News Release is N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng, and Chief Operating Officer for SilverCrest Mines Inc., who has reviewed and approved its contents.
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX-V: SVL; NYSE MKT: SVLC) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest's flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal gold and silver producer, with an estimated life of mine cash cost of US$8 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag:Au). SilverCrest anticipates that the 2,500 tonnes per day facility should recover approximately 4,805,000 ounces of silver and 179,000 ounces of gold over the 6.5 year life of the open pit phase of the Santa Elena Mine. A three year expansion plan is underway to double metals production at the Santa Elena Mine and exploration programs are rapidly advancing the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements concern the Company's anticipated results and developments in the Company's operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on expectations of future performance, including silver and gold production and planned work programs. Statements concerning reserves and mineral resource estimates may also constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed and, in the case of mineral reserves, such statements reflect the conclusion based on certain assumptions that the mineral deposit can be economically exploited.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to precious and base metal price fluctuations; risks related to fluctuations in the currency markets (particularly the Mexican peso, Canadian dollar and United States dollar); risks related to the inherently dangerous activity of mining, including conditions or events beyond our control, and operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; uncertainty in the Company's ability to raise financing and fund the exploration and development of its mineral properties; uncertainty as to actual capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns, and uncertainty that development activities will result in profitable mining operations; risks related to reserves and mineral resource figures being estimates based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual conditions than is currently estimated and to diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; risks related to governmental regulations and obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to the business being subject to environmental laws and regulations which may increase costs of doing business and restrict our operations; risks related to mineral properties being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance; risks related to potential litigation; risks related to the global economy; risks related to the Company's status as a foreign private issuer in the United States; risks related to all of the Company's properties being located in Mexico and El Salvador, including political, economic, social and regulatory instability; and risks related to officers and directors becoming associated with other natural resource companies which may give rise to conflicts of interests. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's forward-looking statements are based on beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
The information provided in this news release is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all matters and developments concerning the Company. It should be read in conjunction with all other disclosure documents of the Company. The information contained herein is not a substitute for detailed investigation or analysis. No securities commission or regulatory authority has reviewed the accuracy or adequacy of the information presented.
J. Scott Drever, President
SILVERCREST MINES INC.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Stevia Stocks Sunwin Stevia (OTCQB: SUWN) and PureCircle (LSE: PURE.L) Comment on Health Canada Approval for Stevia in Food and Beverages

Point Roberts, WA - December 20, 2012 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research for independent investors, looks at the global stevia market and publicly traded companies poised to benefit . Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN) and PureCircle (LSE: PURE.L) comment on the recent Health Canada approval for stevia in food and beverages.

The President of the International Stevia Council (ISC) recently said Stevia has "fundamentally changed the sweetener market. " They also recently told Investorideas.com "We believe stevia has a great potential in reducing calories and added sugars around the world. "
The ISC sees Health Canada's approval as "a very positive step as Canada joins other major markets around the world that have approved steviol glycosides use. In markets like Indonesia and South Africa stevia was approved recently. Approval is also on the way in India and Thailand and the ISC welcomes these developments."
Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN) said yesterday that "it sees Health Canada's approval for the use of stevia in food and beverages on November 30, 2012 opening a new large market for Sunwin Stevia. Prior to this approval, stevia was available in Canada only within natural health product applications.
They went on to say "Stevia is a natural zero calorie sweetener and can be used by diabetics. This approval means that consumers across Canada will soon be able to enjoy a similar range of stevia sweetened products to those already available in other markets where stevia has already received government approval for use in the food and beverage industry such as the United States and the European Union."
PureCircle (LSE: PURE.L) and Unipex Solutions Canada recently announced that they are ready to supply stevia (steviol glycosides) to the Canadian market, where the no calorie, natural sweetener was recently approved for use as a food additive in certain foods and beverages by Health Canada pursuant a Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners issued on November 30, 2012.
"The approval represents a great opportunity for us and we are happy to work with PureCircle to bring great tasting stevia sweeteners to the Canadian market," says Ms. Taleen Chouljian, SBU Manager, Unipex Solutions Canada.
Sunwin Stevia's (OTCQB: SUWN) European distribution partner WILD recently reported, "One year after the European Union granted approval for steviolglycosides to be marketed, WILD has noted positive interim results. The great-taste expert has worked with customers to create a number of stevia-sweetened products that have been market successes — everything from beverages to candies."
Analyst Lauren Bandy of Euromonitor recently told Investorideas.com " Western Europe is the world's largest packaged food market in value terms and was worth just under US$600 billion in 2012. Since its EU approval, stevia suppliers have really been tapping into this lucrative market. Euromonitor shows that stevia consumption in Western Europe in volume terms is forecast to grow by 50% over 2012-2016, from 190 tonnes in 2012 to nearly 300 tonnes in 2016.
A number of key brands have since launched stevia containing products in Europe - for example in France and Ireland, the Coca Cola Company has reformulated Sprite using stevia, reducing sugar content by 30%."
ISC (www.internationalsteviacouncil.org) says "A very broad range of products with stevia are now placed in the market. Product launches worldwide are approaching more than 1,000 and cover categories from dairy to carbonated soft drinks to confectionary and table top sweeteners. Examples include Vitamin Water Zero, Danone yoghurts, Arnold Pocket Thins® Flatbread 100% Whole Wheat, Cavalier chocolate and many table tops including Truvia® calorie-free sweetener, PureVia and Canderel Green."
About WILD Flavors GmbH,
WILD Flavors GmbH, based in Zug, Switzerland, is one of the world's leading privately-owned manufacturers of natural ingredients for the food and beverage industry. WILD Flavors provides specific flavors, colors, and ingredients as well as innovative and great tasting concepts through application expertise and technological advancements. www.wildflavors.com or www.wild.de
About Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN)
Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. engages in the areas of zero calorie, all natural sweeteners (Sunwin Stevia™ Extracts). As an industry leader in agricultural processing, Sunwin has built an integrated global firm with the sourcing and production capabilities to meet the needs of consumers throughout the world. For more info about Sunwin, please visit http://www.sunwininternational.com
Contact:
SUWN contact: Dore Perler
U.S. Representative
954-232-5363
ir@sunwininternational.com
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Defense Stock Trading Alert: PositiveID (OTCBB: PSID) Trades Up on News of Boeing (NYSE:BA) Licensing Deal of $2.5 million for M-BAND systems

Point Roberts, WA - December 20, 2012 (Investorideas.com Newswire, www.biodefensestocks.com) Investorideas.com, a leader in sector research for independent investors issues a trading alert for biodefense stock, PositiveID Corporation(OTCBB: PSID). The stock jumped over 50 % in early morning trading following news of a license agreement and a teaming agreement with The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), including a license fee to PositiveID of $2.5 Million.

William J. Caragol, Chairman and CEO of PositiveID, stated, "We are very proud to team with Boeing on the BioWatch opportunity and look forward to being a part of a strong team that exceeds the expectations of our customers."
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 60,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.
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About PositiveID Corporation
PositiveID Corporation is an emerging growth company and developer of airborne bio-threat detection systems for America's homeland defense industry as well as advanced technologies for rapid medical testing and diabetes management. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Microfluidic Systems, is focused on the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays in order to detect biological threats at high-value locations, as well as analyze samples in a medical environment. For more information on PositiveID, please visit http://www.PositiveIDCorp.com .
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Biodefense Stock Breaking News: PositiveID (OTCBB:PSID) Enters into License Agreement and Teaming Agreement with The Boeing Company; License Fee of $2.5 million

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - December 20, 2012 (Investorideas.com Newswire) PositiveID Corporation (OTCBB: PSID) ("PositiveID" or "Company"), an emerging growth company and developer of airborne bio-threat detection systems for America’s homeland defense industry as well as advanced technologies for rapid medical testing and diabetes management, today announced it has entered into a license agreement and a teaming agreement with The Boeing Company (“Boeing”), including a license fee to PositiveID of $2.5 million.

The license agreement provides Boeing the exclusive license to manufacture and sell PositiveID's M-BAND (Microfluidics-based Bioagent Networked Detector) airborne bio-threat detector for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's ("DHS") BioWatch Generation 3 opportunity, as well as other opportunities (government or commercial) that may arise in the North American market. Under the teaming agreement, PositiveID will retain exclusive rights to serve as the reagent and assay supplier of the M-BAND systems to Boeing in the U.S. market. PositiveID will also retain the right to sell M-BAND units, reagents and assays in international markets.
PositiveID's M-BAND, developed under contract for DHS Science and Technology Division, is a bioaerosol monitor with fully integrated systems with sample collection, processing and detection modules that continuously analyze air samples for the detection of bacteria, viruses, and toxins. Results from individual M-BAND instruments are reported via a secure wireless network in real time to give an accurate and up to date status for fielded instruments in the aggregate.
William J. Caragol, Chairman and CEO of PositiveID, stated, "We are very proud to team with Boeing on the BioWatch opportunity and look forward to being a part of a strong team that exceeds the expectations of our customers."
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 60,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.
About PositiveID Corporation
PositiveID Corporation is an emerging growth company and developer of advanced technologies for diabetes management and rapid medical testing, as well as airborne bio-threat detection systems for America's homeland defense. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Microfluidic Systems, or MFS, is focused on the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays in order to detect biological threats at high-value locations, as well as analyze samples in a medical environment.www.PositiveIDCorp.com.
For more information on PositiveID, please visit http://www.PositiveIDCorp.com.
Statements about PositiveID's future expectations, including the likelihood that it has made significant progress realigning its business with a focus on its molecular diagnostics platform; the likelihood that the Company also continues to make strong progress in the diabetes management segment of its business; the likelihood that the Company will enter into strategic partnerships and/or teaming agreements with large government contractors for M-BAND manufacturing and system integration for BioWatch Gen-3; the likelihood that the Company will submit a proposal upon release of the final BioWatch Gen 3 RFP, currently scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of calendar 2012, from Department of Homeland Security for the $3.1 billion BioWatch Gen-3 procurement; the likelihood that the Company will commence the second stage of Easy Check clinical study at Schneider Children's Medical Center in Israel; the likelihood that the Company will complete a bench-top unit of the GlucoChip glucose-sensor and initiate strategic partnerships; the likelihood that the Company will continue development of its Dragonfly Rapid MDx Cartridge-based diagnostic system for point-of-care diagnostics; the likelihood that the Company will complete the license and/or sale of the VeriChip and iglucose product lines to position them with the best partners for market exploitation and monetization; the likelihood that the Company will complete a strategic financing to capitalize the Company to execute on these opportunities; the likelihood that significant opportunities that lie ahead, including BioWatch Gen 3 and the continued development of the Company's innovative Dragonfly system; the likelihood that the Company will continue to execute its plan, described above; the likelihood that the Company is well positioned to capitalize on the BioWatch Gen 3 opportunity and to make meaningful steps in the commercialization of our diabetes management products; the likelihood that that progress, in conjunction with a strategic financing to fully capitalize the Company, will allow the Company to unlock value for stockholders; and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and PositiveID's actual results could differ materially from expected results. These risks and uncertainties include PositiveID's ability to successfully commercialize its M-BAND system and Dragonfly system, as well as its diabetes management products; the Company's ability to complete the license and/or sale of the VeriChip and iglucose product lines to position them with the best partners for market exploitation and monetization; the Company's ability to attract strategic partners; the Company's ability to complete a strategic financing; as well as certain other risks. Additional information about these and other factors that could affect the Company's business is set forth in the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in the Company's 10-K filed on March 28, 2012, and 10-Qs filed on August 20, 2012, May 14, 2012, and November 14, 2011, under the caption "Risk Factors." The Company undertakes no obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this statement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.
CONTACT:
Allison Tomek
561-805-8000
atomek@positiveidcorp.com
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Global Growth for Stevia- Health Canada, Indonesia and South Africa Approve Stevia; India and Thailand on the Way Says ISC

Point Roberts, WA - December 19, 2012 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research for independent investors, looks at the global stevia market following Health Canada's recent approval and the pending approval from India and Thailand. Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN) and PureCircle (LSE: PURE.L) comment on the recent Health Canada and the opportunity it presents.

Recently the President of the International Stevia Council (ISC) said Stevia has "fundamentally changed the sweetener market. " They also recently told Investorideas.com "We believe stevia has a great potential in reducing calories and added sugars around the world. "
Health Canada recently gave stevia the approval to become an ingredient in food and beverages. The ISC sees this as a very positive step as Canada joins other major markets around the world that have approved steviol glycosides use. In markets like Indonesia and South Africa stevia was approved recently. Approval is also on the way in India and Thailand and the ISC welcomes these developments.
Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN) said in a press release that "it sees Health Canada's approval for the use of stevia in food and beverages on November 30, 2012 opening a new large market for Sunwin Stevia. Prior to this approval, stevia was available in Canada only within natural health product applications.
Stevia is a natural zero calorie sweetener and can be used by diabetics. This approval means that consumers across Canada will soon be able to enjoy a similar range of stevia sweetened products to those already available in other markets where stevia has already received government approval for use in the food and beverage industry such as the United States and the European Union."
PureCircle (LSE: PURE.L) and Unipex Solutions Canada recently announced that they are ready to supply stevia (steviol glycosides) to the Canadian market, where the no calorie, natural sweetener was recently approved for use as a food additive in certain foods and beverages by Health Canada pursuant a Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners issued on November 30, 2012.
"The approval represents a great opportunity for us and we are happy to work with PureCircle to bring great tasting stevia sweeteners to the Canadian market," says Ms. Taleen Chouljian, SBU Manager, Unipex Solutions Canada.
Sunwin Stevia's (OTCQB: SUWN) European distribution partner WILD recently reported, "One year after the European Union granted approval for steviolglycosides to be marketed, WILD has noted positive interim results. The great-taste expert has worked with customers to create a number of stevia-sweetened products that have been market successes — everything from beverages to candies."
Analyst Lauren Bandy of Euromonitor recently told Investorideas.com " Western Europe is the world's largest packaged food market in value terms and was worth just under US$600 billion in 2012. Since its EU approval, stevia suppliers have really been tapping into this lucrative market. Euromonitor shows that stevia consumption in Western Europe in volume terms is forecast to grow by 50% over 2012-2016, from 190 tonnes in 2012 to nearly 300 tonnes in 2016.
A number of key brands have since launched stevia containing products in Europe - for example in France and Ireland, the Coca Cola Company has reformulated Sprite using stevia, reducing sugar content by 30%."
ISC (www.internationalsteviacouncil.org) says "A very broad range of products with stevia are now placed in the market. Product launches worldwide are approaching more than 1,000 and cover categories from dairy to carbonated soft drinks to confectionary and table top sweeteners. Examples include Vitamin Water Zero, Danone yoghurts, Arnold Pocket Thins® Flatbread 100% Whole Wheat, Cavalier chocolate and many table tops including Truvia® calorie-free sweetener, PureVia and Canderel Green."
About WILD Flavors GmbH,
WILD Flavors GmbH, based in Zug, Switzerland, is one of the world's leading privately-owned manufacturers of natural ingredients for the food and beverage industry. WILD Flavors provides specific flavors, colors, and ingredients as well as innovative and great tasting concepts through application expertise and technological advancements. www.wildflavors.com or www.wild.de
About Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN)
Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. engages in the areas of zero calorie, all natural sweeteners (Sunwin Stevia™ Extracts). As an industry leader in agricultural processing, Sunwin has built an integrated global firm with the sourcing and production capabilities to meet the needs of consumers throughout the world. For more info about Sunwin, please visit http://www.sunwininternational.com
Contact:
SUWN contact: Dore Perler
U.S. Representative
954-232-5363
ir@sunwininternational.com
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